Getting the Most Out of Your Bathroom Plumbing

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Bathroom plumbing certainly isn’t made to last forever. Sooner or later, you will likely need to call up your plumber for repairs and replacements. That being said, you can show your bathroom some TLC and get the most out of your bathroom plumbing.

Getting the Most Out of Your Bathroom Plumbing

One of the first ways to do this is to prevent clogs. Open, flowing pipes are happy pipes. Repeated clogging can take a toll on your bathroom plumbing, so what simple things can you do to prevent clogs? Having a screen over the drain in the tubs and showers is a simple way to help prevent hair from being washed down your drain. Hair is notorious for causing clogs. Another good rule of thumb is to remember that your toilet is not a substitute for the garbage can. Aside from human waste and toilet paper, nothing should be flushed down your toilet.

When you do have a bathroom clog in the shower, it may seem like a simple, cheap fix to pick up a chemical agent from the store. Before doing this, consider consulting your plumber, as many chemical de-clogging agents can cause corrosion. So while it may be a short-term fix, these liquids could result in long term damage.

Lastly, make sure to regularly turn on and check all bathroom faucets. Ideally this should be done once a week. By regularly observing the water pressure, water color, and draining, you will be able to notice subtle changes and differences earlier. In particular, you will be able to notice leaks earlier on, which, when resolved sooner, can often save you quite a bit of money.

As always, our team here at Wake Forest Plumbing Company is here to answer any questions and concerns that you might have about your bathroom plumbing. Let’s make sure to keep your home bathrooms running top-notch!