BathMasters: Improper Tiling Can Wreak Havoc on Home Value and Health

Poorly installed tile can cause serious health issues due to mold, and significantly decrease a home’s value. Gregory Norman, founder of BathMasters, highlights the advantages of hiring a professional for tiling projects and encourages homeowners to resist cutting corners.

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Improper Tiling Can Wreak Havoc on Home Value and Health

The homeowner improvement and repair market is expected to reach $317 billion in 2017, (1) and the number of homeowners utilizing DIY and unlicensed contractors for renovations is also on the rise.

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Steps to Avoid Bathroom Falls

By Gregory Norman, Special to the Coastal Real Estate Guide
Norman is co-founder of BathMasters, a Florida plumbing, electrical and building contractor company.

View it in the Coastal Real Estate Guide or below.

Steps to Avoid Bathroom Falls

The Centers for Disease Control reports that an elderly American falls every second and are the leading cause of injury or death among Americans aged 65 and over.

There are several preventive measures that can be taken to preserve senior citizens’ independence while also ensuring their safety.

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Hiring Unlicensed Contractors – Risky Business

Take a look at this new article written by our President and Founder Greg Norman, just published in Residential Contractor Magazine.

Hiring Unlicensed Contractors – Risky Business

Unlicensed contractors make it difficult on licensed contractors by pushing fair wages lower while real licensed contractors compete against guys who do not play by the rules or have the same overhead cost

By Gregory Norman

As the founder of a family-owned building, electrical, and plumbing contracting company and as someone who grew up amongst master tradesman that were fully licensed and skilled, I have my fair share of experience with unlicensed contractors—mostly from rebuilding their mistakes.

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Nearly 150 seniors in Kingman suffered injuries from a fall in 2016

Take a look at this article we contributed to which was just published in the Daily Miner:

https://kdminer.com/news/2017/mar/13/nearly-150-seniors-kingman-suffered-injuries-fall-/

A fall for an elderly person could mean serious injury and even death.

According to a 2015 report by the University of Michigan Health System, falling is the most frequent cause of injury among older adults and about a third of older adults fall each year.

Over a 12-year period from 1998 - 2010, the prevalence of self-reported falls among older adults appeared to be on the rise, according to a new nationally representative study. Researchers used a sample of middle-aged and older adults and found that from 1998-2010 among adults age 65-and-over and found an 8-percent increase in falls – which translates to a relative increase of nearly 30 percent.

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Why You Shouldn't Cut Corners When Remodeling

We have a great new article published in the March Issue of MR Residential (page 49). 

Why You Shouldn't Cut Corners When Remodeling

Greg Norman, President/Founder, BathMasters

Remodeling can get pricey and often going with an unlicensed or semiskilled contractor may sound like your best bet. You'll save thousands of dollars, so what can go wrong? A lot. We've all heard the phrase, "You get what you pay for." That almost always applies when you are looking to do home renovations. Doing it the right way isn't always cheap; the national average cost to remodel a midrange bathroom is $18,546 and an upscale remodel averages $59,979.

Unlicensed contractors are excellent salesmen. They can knock those costs way down and will convince you that the work they are doing is in compliance with code so you won't have anything to fear if you resell your home.

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BathMasters: Senior Citizens at High Risk for Bathroom Injuries

Take a look at this new article just published on NBCrightnow.com!

Falls and fall-related injuries for older adults are a major cause of emergency room visits, loss of independence and even death. BathMasters founder Gregory Norman offers insight into the recommended preventive measures that can be used to decrease the likelihood of older adults falling in the bathroom.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 13, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that an elderly American falls every second.(1) Comprising 55% of all unintentional injury deaths, falls are the leading cause of injury or death among Americans aged 65 and over.(2) Despite this risk, the elderly rebuff losing their independence: senior citizens have a greater fear of moving into a nursing home than of death.(7) Greg Norman, founder of BathMasters, says there are several preventive measures that can be taken to preserve senior citizens’ independence while also ensuring their safety.

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The BathMasters Team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Here's some of the team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL. It's the largest kitchen and bath show in the world!

It's put on by the National Kitchen & Bath Association of which we are long-standing members. Going to the show allows us to stay current with and provide all the newest trends and products. 

And, we always have a great time! 

Some of the team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL

Some of the team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL

Homeowners Hiring Unlicensed Contractors Face Fines up to $5K - BathMasters Offers Solutions

Take a look at this new article just published on ABC-7.com!

Hiring unlicensed contractors is not only illegal, but can also result in shoddy workmanship, legal fines and additional costs to fix anything not up to standard. Gregory Norman, founder of BathMasters, offers the benefits and advantages of hiring a licensed contractor with proper training.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 26, 2017

Hiring an unlicensed contractor leaves homeowners at risk of several financial and legal ramifications. People caught knowingly hiring unlicensed workers face fines up to $5,000; in many cases, the work of these contractors is often poor and requires the expertise of a licensed contractor to make the repairs – costing homeowners more money for the job than if they’d hired the correct person in the first place.1 According to the Cost vs. Value 2017 report, the average midrange cost to remodel a bathroom in Tampa, FL. is $16,822 with that renovation providing a resale value of $10,391 and a recouped cost of 61.8 percent.2 Due to the amount of money being invested into this type of project, Gregory Norman, founder of BathMasters, says consumers should heed the warnings and think twice before doing business with an unlicensed contractor.

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BathMasters Donates to The Community Learning Center!

As part of BathMasters “give back to the community program”, we have become a monthly sponsor to The Community Learning Center located at 1411 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater. The Community Learning Center is a non-profit that has served students throughout Florida for over 17 years. They provide the one-on-one academic help many young people need and is priced so anyone who wants help can get it. They work with children in Pre-K through 12th grade. They put together specially-tailored tutoring programs for each child.

To learn more about The Community Learning Center visit: http://www.communitylearningcentertutoring.com/

Greg and Aaron giving a check to Holly Haggerty, Executive Director of The Community Learning Center

Greg and Aaron giving a check to Holly Haggerty, Executive Director of The Community Learning Center

Greg and Aaron getting a tour of The Community Learning Center

Greg and Aaron getting a tour of The Community Learning Center