How to Fix Common Bathroom Problems

The washroom is an essential part of our daily lives. Any plumbing issues in the bathroom can disrupt the flow for the rest of the day. Well, not to fear because we have listed out these various nuisances with a way to fix them.

Clogged drains

Clogged drains

Clogged drains are one of the most recurring problems in the bathroom. This is mainly because of a slow-going drain which prevents the water from passing through the drain and causing it to stagnate instead.
Use a plunger to unclog the drainage system. You can also pass hot water through the drain which would release any unwanted debris and maintain a clean drainage system through which water can pass easily.

Dripping shower heads

Leaking shower valve
You may not consider a leaky showerhead to be a major nuisance but it will cause a dent in your water bill. The dampness caused by this can also lead to the growth of mould and fungi.
Fixing a leaking shower head is very simple and as easy as fixing a seal. One should check to see if there is space to tighten the screw, else replace the showerhead altogether.

Dripping faucets

Leaking faucet

Leaking faucets are also often ignored, but can lead to a huge waste of water and lead to the growth of mould.
To check for an alternative, switch off the water system and remove the faucet. You can get it checked with a professional to see where the problem lies.
If both taps and showerheads are leaking, then maybe it is time for a change of bathroom fittings.

Low water pressure

Weak water pressure

Weak water pressure is another common occurrence in many bathrooms. We often end up not understanding the cause of this inconvenience. Water pressure is often slowed down due to the build-up of limescale in the piping system. Limescale is a white and hard substance that is formed due to the presence of calcium carbonate in water.
Limescale can be removed by a process which removes the scales of lime known as descaling. This is done by passing a descaling cleaner or solution through the water passage system. Descaling solution can be found in any general store. If limescale is not the cause of weak water pressure then it may be time to change your showerhead.

Bad Odour

Bad odour
It is hard not to miss any bad smells coming from the washroom. This can come from any source including the toilet, due to stagnant water, improper ventilation, clogged drains, etc.
The best way to get rid of unwanted smells is to open up the space to let air inside. There are also a few solutions that one can try at home to get rid of the smell. However, if the smell persists then it may be coming from inside the drain. It is advised to call a plumber in such cases.

Clogged toilet

Using a plunger
A clogged toilet is everyone’s worst nightmare. If not dealt with properly, it can also lead to overflowing. The best way to deal with this issue is by using a plunger or a drain snake to get rid of unwanted debris blocking the passageway.

Constantly running toilet

Running toilet

A running toilet is an inconvenience to all because it causes a huge loss of water. One of the main reasons for this maybe because of the chain in the water tank. It is worth taking a look inside the sewage tank to check if the flapper chain is stuck. Making a few adjustments can stop the excessive flow and wastage of water. If the problem persists, perhaps it is time to get a new chain.

Lack of proper ventilation

Improper ventilation

Improper ventilation can cause a lot of damage inside the washroom. The design of the washroom should have an efficient ventilation system that allows humid air to pass out and fresh air to enter the space. A regular checkup should be done to ensure that the ventilation fans are working properly. Damaged fans or improper circulation can lead to lingering dampness inside the washroom which causes numerous problems. Fans that are not in working condition should be checked by professionals.

Mould formation

Mould in bathroom ceiling

Dampness or humidity inside the washroom creates the perfect breeding space for mould or formation of fungi. Inhaling even small fragments of mould can cause blockage of the nasal pathways, tightness in the chest, decreased lung function, etc. The main cause of mould formation is because of a lack of proper ventilation. Mould can also damage the walls of the space. Hence, it is best to get this checked and fixed immediately to avoid such circumstances.
Most of these inconveniences may seem minor which is why we tend to ignore them. However, this can lead to further problems in the future and cost a lot of money. Therefore, one shouldn’t ignore these issues and get them fixed as soon as it is detected.

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