It’s reasonable to assume that many people are apprehensive of messing with their bathroom plumbing—and that’s understandable. However, because it is always wet and moist, a bathroom is prone to becoming unclean and requires special attention. Various issues, such as a blocked toilet, clogged pipes, or a stinky bathroom, may arise, which may be a huge turnoff.
Here are five of the most common bathroom problems, as well as ways to avoid them so you don’t have to deal with them.
1. Bad Odours
An unpleasant smell in the bathroom can be very bothersome. It is one of the earliest and most obvious signs that your bathroom is unclean. You can easily remove the smell by cleaning the gunk that accumulates in the bath, shower, walls, toilet, sinks, and countertops.
To maintain its fresh scent, you can place an air freshener or light a candle. It would also help if you can maintain good ventilation in your bathroom, keep your towels and rugs clean and dry, and remember to empty your bathroom trash bin.
2. Leaky Faucet
A leaky faucet may not seem like a big problem at first but it can actually waste a lot of water and money along the way. Plus, it causes that annoying dripping sound that keeps you up at night. Leaking faucets are usually caused by a damaged cartridge, broken washers, too much water pressure, malfunctioning O-ring, or a deteriorated valve seat. To prevent this from happening, make sure to use water wisely and call in plumbing professionals to check your system every once in a while.
3. Toilet Clogs
If there are a lot of people in your home who share the same bathroom, this can be a common problem. One of the best ways to keep your toilet from clogging is to clean it regularly. If you are starting to see that your toilet is taking longer than usual when flushing, there may be a small clog that can be easily removed by a plunger. It is also important not to use too much toilet paper and not to use the toilet as a garbage disposal. You should avoid flushing objects such as baby wipes, cotton pads, tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, and even grease.
4. Clogged Drains
Aside from being a significant inconvenience, clogged drains can lead to flooding in the bathroom and further pipe damage. This is why you must check your bathroom for clogged drains. Also, you can use mesh screens or pop-up stoppers to keep the hair, dead skin, dental floss, and other gunk from going down the drain.
5. Broken Fixtures
Your showerheads, faucets, toilet flush, and bidet are among the most-used things in your house, especially if you live with several people. Because of this, it may get damaged at some point. To avoid this, make sure to invest in good-quality fixtures. If you can, avoid fixtures made of plastic and go for the ones that will last for a long time. The same goes for other bathroom fixtures like towel rods or racks, hooks, and toilet paper holders.
Bathroom plumbing problems may be avoided if a restroom is well-designed and well-maintained. By keeping these typical bathroom issues in mind, you can take some preventative actions to ensure that your bathroom remains pleasant and functional for a long time.
If you are experiencing any of these common problems, it is important to call a professional. Bromac Mechanical is always ready to serve. We are located in Abbotsford, BC, and service both the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Surrey, and Maple Ridge. Talk to us now!