Most people begin their days in the bathroom, brushing our teeth, washing our faces, and oftentimes, many steps in between. Because it is such a vital room, its maintenance is essential; you must keep the fixtures within running at peak performance. Obviously, there are certain things that a person can do to help prevent problems in the first place. We’ll go over some of the most common issues we hear about as plumbers:
Clogged Drains: One of the easiest problems to control is what goes down your drains. While it is easy to clog sink, shower, or toilet drains, it is also easy to help prevent them in the first place. When it comes to the shower, a simple drain screen will help to prevent hair and other debris (like mud, grasses, etc.) from slipping into the drain. For the toilet, just knowing what can and can’t be flushed is very helpful. Items such as paper towels, facial tissues, and sanitary napkins are commonly flushed since people perceive them as paper products. The issue is that these do not biodegrade when they encounter water, which leaves the potential for clogging the drainpipes.
Hard Water Buildup: Evidenced by the white flaky buildup on the surfaces of faucets and around the basins, many owners deal with this issue. Left unchecked, hard water buildup and clog some pipes. The surest way of dealing with hard water is through the installation of a water-softening system – either mounted to a single faucet or installed at the main water line entry to soften the water in the whole house.
Leaky Faucets Or Pipes
An average water leak can waste an estimated 10,000 gallons of water each year. This adds up to a definite increase in your water bill. Some leaks are obvious, as they leak outside of the wall (near the faucet head, shower knob, valve shut off, etc., but some leaks can occur in the pipe fittings behind the walls. Do not leave leaks unattended! Standing water leads to mold growth – which leads to breathing and other health-related issues – which then leads to thousands of dollars in mold remediation costs!
Your bathroom is arguably the most valuable room in the house, so let the professional plumbers at Dan’s Plumbing and Septic keep it in tip-top shape! As a homeowner in Minneapolis, you want the best company around to service your bathroom. Call Dan’s Plumbing and Septic at (763) 434-6814 or send a scheduling request online.