It often goes unnoticed, but the plumbing in the bathroom is important to keep an eye on. The slightest problem with it could seriously impact your day-to-day home life. Here are several common plumbing issues you'll encounter at some point and ways to handle them.
1. Clogged Toilet
Probably the most stressful plumbing complication to deal with in the bathroom is a clogged toilet. It can happen without warning, whether too much toilet paper has collected inside the drain or an object was accidentally flushed.
In either case, handling a clogged toilet doesn't have to be as stressful as it seems. There are many de-clogging methods that you can try. For example, you can get a bowl of boiling water and pour it directly over your toilet's drain. The pressure and heat could be enough to break up the blockage. You could also send a wire hanger through the drain to tear apart whatever is causing the clog.
2. Broken Toilet Seal
Over time, the seal at the bottom of your toilet can break apart. Then, water can seep out every time you go to flush. Instead of letting this issue persist and getting water all over the bathroom floors, you need to fix this issue immediately.
Probably the best product you can use for this repair is silicone toilet sealant. It's extremely easy to apply around the base of your toilet and often has a quick drying time. Once it finally cures, no water should be able to pass through your toilet's base. These sealants also usually feature a temperature-resistant design, which enables them to hold up for a long time.
3. Leaking Sink Pipes
Hearing the sounds of dripping water underneath the sink is not only annoying, but it can also cause severe water damage in your bathroom. That's why you need to move fast when you realize the pipes underneath the bathroom sink are leaking.
Start by inspecting the leak, seeing exactly where water is coming through. If the leak is minor, you may be able to patch it up with plumber's tape. However, if severe structural damage is present, you may need to replace the entire plumbing network underneath the sink. Since this is an extensive job, it's best to leave this installation up to a licensed plumber.
At some point, there are going to be plumbing issues in your bathroom. Fortunately, when you know how to address them ahead of time, you can work quickly before irreversible damage is done. For more information, contact your local plumbing installation company.Share
22 August 2018
Hi everyone, my name is Linda Strickerts. I am going to talk about plumbing pipes problems, repairs and upgrades on this site. Although the pipes hide beneath the floors and behind the walls, they are an integral part of the home. Without plumbing pipes, we would still be heading out to the outhouse to do our business. Washing clothes, dishes and ourselves would also not be possible without carrying buckets of water in and out of the home. I hope to explore the different ways plumbing pipes changed our lives for the better. I will talk about keeping the pipes in great shape as well. Thanks.