No one ever wants to face a plumbing issue. And when the problem is in your home’s bathroom, your stress level tends to increase dramatically. Of course, it could be that you have only one bathroom or that you are just unnerved by the thought of raw sewage flooding your home. But the good news is that you can easily avoid many of the most common bathroom plumbing problems by following just a few straightforward tips from the pros.
One of the most problematic plumbing issues any homeowner ever faces is an overflowing toilet. There is an instant feeling of panic when the water begins to rise rather than flushing away down the drain. But in most cases, this problem is self-inflicted. Any plumber will tell you that only two things should ever be flushed down the toilet drain: toilet paper and human waste. Disposing of used bandages, dental floss, and cotton swabs is a sure way to create a toilet clog that will have you panicking at the most inopportune time. Using your toilet correctly will eliminate your most feared clog issue ever.
A Running Toilet
While not as upsetting as a toilet about to overflow, a toilet that constantly runs is another significant plumbing problem that can easily be avoided. The average estimate for water wasted per hour is one gallon when your toilet continues to run. So every day, you waste about 24 gallons of water or over 165 gallons each week, that the issue goes uncorrected. And the worst part is that the parts to repair the toilet can be purchased at most hardware or big box stores for less than $20. All you need to know is the brand of the toilet. You can Google that name to learn which replacement parts will fit your specific commode.
Leaking Pipes And Water Damage
Everything in your home will wear out eventually. For example, as your water lines and fittings get older, they will likely develop minor leaks. These issues are easy for a licensed plumber to repair and are not an expensive project. However, if the leaks go undetected for a long time, the water damage will be very expensive to have repaired. And once the walls and floor become moist, there is also a very good possibility that they will be a breeding ground for toxic black mold and mildew.
Not Enough Space
When you are building a home or remodeling your bathroom, be sure to get some input from a licensed plumber or professional bathroom designer. Many homeowners struggle to create a functional layout that includes all the features they want but allows enough space to properly maintain the plumbing pipes and fixtures. When your home is new, you never think about how difficult it will be in a few years to climb under the sink to replace a fitting or install an updated fixture. But your plumbing professional will be able to help you plan for all of the events that occur as your plumbing ages.
All of the functionality of your home’s bathroom centers around the plumbing fixtures. And when one or more of them is not working correctly, your entire routine and life become stressful and chaotic. However, by investing a little time in regular maintenance, care, and professional help when needed, you can avoid some of the most stressful and potentially costly plumbing issues that can occur in a bathroom.
At the first sign of trouble, call (818) 918-6297. The licensed plumbers at Turbo Plumbing & Rooter are here 24/7 to take your call and provide you with professional solutions at reasonable prices.