The bathroom is one of the most important parts of the home, and it can also cause the biggest headaches. When everything is functioning properly, you may not pay too much attention to bathroom maintenance.
However, what happens when the toilet won't flush or the faucets start to leak? You should be aware of common bathroom issues that are likely to arise so you can contact plumbing services to fix the problem as soon as possible.
A leaking faucet is a common problem that many homeowners face. They also tend to ignore this issue because it doesn't seem to interfere too much with regular bathroom activities. However, a leaking faucet can lead to a spike in your water bill and further damage to the sink or drainage system. It is a good idea to inspect your faucets on a regular basis to make sure no leaks are present.
If you do notice a leak, call plumbing services. A plumber can either tighten loose fixtures or replace the entire faucet if it is faulty.
In bathrooms that have poor ventilation, mold and mildew can grow quite fast. Mold tends to release spores into the air, which can irritate the respiratory system and result in infections and allergies. If you start to notice mold, it's time to call plumbing services.
When dealing with mold, a qualified plumber has the tools and expertise needed to safely handle mold accumulation. You should not try to remove mold by yourself as it can result in heath hazards for you and your family.
Most homeowners are likely to experience either a blocked or slow drain at some point. This is most likely to happen in shower drains where debris and hairs tend to accumulate over time. You may try simple home remedies such as flushing the drain with warm soapy water or using a plunger/auger.
If none of these methods fix the problem, you should have a plumber inspect the drains to prevent a burst pipe. Plumbers have the skills and tools needed to examine the drain and to even take apart the pipes (if it is necessary) to locate the blockage.
Low water pressure
Another annoying bathroom problem is the showerhead releasing water with low pressure; this is normally caused by a limescale buildup within the holes of the showerhead. Have plumbing services descale the showerhead or replace it altogether.