We all love our houses with as little as we may have, or as much as we do occupy. Though there is one place, in particular, that is given more than its fair share of care and that is none other than our beloved restrooms. A place where we can forget all our problems, our anxiety and just relax. Well, that is as long as the bathroom does not break. However, in the case that it does so, whether the problem is isolated or if it is not, there are a number of common issues from which our bathrooms may suffer from. It is for that reason we should know them and learn how to fix them.
The 6 Common Issues & How to Fix Them
With our bathrooms, problems seem to always be on the horizon, ever ready to strike. Though, in the face of this looming threat cheating you of your daily dosage of rest and extreme pampering, measures must be taken. Accordingly, you must train yourself in the essential and much needed practice of fixing these problems, DIY style. Here are the 6 common issues and how to fix them.
Weak Water Pressure
Usually, you will find that the culprit in this problem, 9 times out of 10, to be related to your plumbing system. This could either be from an obstruction via blockages or leaks in your pipes. This gives you somewhere to start.
There are other reasons that could be affecting your water pressure, high demand for your area’s water supply being one. However, now that you have made a diagnosis, you will want to fix it. The water wizards at Showering Center explain the many ways that you can check your water pressure and fix it, with one of the solutions, being as easy as just cleaning your shower head, inside and out. Depending on how long you’ve had your shower head, there could be some mineral build-up.
Broken Toilet Handles
It is never fun to deal with a broken handle on your toilet. Though, if you have suffered from this common problem, here is a solution that will bring an end to that. Start by opening the tank and then unhook the lift chain. You will be looking for the chain that is hooked to the hole, which is quite noticeable. Remove the old handle and then put in the replacement and voila!
This is by far the most inconvenient and abhorred thing you may have to deal with. Usually, a plunger will be the tool you need to remedy this situation. However, if the problem is a lot more serious than you may have thought, a toilet auger will do the trick.
This particular problem does certainly qualify for first place of ‘The Problems that are Most Inconvenient’. You will find that the solution is very simple, but it will mean you will have to get your hands dirty. Just remove the waste, debris or hair that is lodged in your sink’s drain hole and your pipes will be back in business in no time. This may require you to take your pipes apart and get to the things that are further away from you. A drain snake or drain auger will certainly come in handy.
Whether that is from the faucet or showerhead, either way, they may be damaged and need replacing. Just turn off your water and remove them, then install the new ones. Disclaimer: Not fixing it will result in a hefty water bill at the end of the month. So, do not ignore it and fix it, as it is a quick and easy fix. Only, before changing either the faucet or shower head you may want to take the broken device to a professional and have them advise you accordingly.
No one, absolutely no one in this world will welcome the undeniably revolting scent of a smelly sewer into their homes. The reason behind this anomaly may be given to either clogs or mold and standing and still water from leaks. Removing them is highly suggested for the sake of your noses. However, if after doing so the smell is still present and persistent, then it may be coming from the drains, as it could be sewer gas. In which case, call a plumber.
Bathroom problems may present themselves as inconveniences, and it is for that reason, you not only should but must learn how to fix them skillfully. Also, there is a problem that is generally overlooked and that is your bathroom ventilation. You should also make sure that it is never a poor standard, especially if you have steam running around your bathroom.