Every homeowner has their own challenging bathroom problem. There are minor problems that can easily fix at home that can save you some cash. However, there are major bathroom issues that only plumbing expert can repair. Here are 5 common techniques to maintain your bathroom:
Clean your Toilet
Don’t be afraid to clean your toilet. It is a necessary chore you need to keep doing. Cleaning your toilet can help maintain everyone’s personal hygiene in your household. Cleaning can also get rid unnecessary smell in your toilet and save you from major toilet causing problems. Leaks that are too small and trapped beneath the toilet that makes the floor surfaces rot can easily spot and repair when you have a clean toilet. Imagine how much you can save, only if you clean your toilet often. That will save and protect your investment too. So, keep your toilet and bathroom clean – always!
Unclog your Drain
A clogged drain can be icky. When you start to notice that there are water pooling around your feet in the shower that gives you awful and unpleasant odor, that could be a sign that you may be facing a clogged drain. And it is something that needs to be dealt with quickly. You can use baking soda and vinegar from your kitchen to unclog drain in your bathtub or sink, although it takes time to remove clogs, still, it’s a good option to deal with your clogged drain at home.
Check your Shower Heads
Everyone looks forward to feel fresh and relax after taking a shower. But, what if there are problems going on in your shower head? You turn on the shower and no water pressure coming from the pipe. It’s clogged! To fix this problem, simply check the shower head first. Wash the nozzle using mineral deposit remover or soak in vinegar. This will help remove the clogs. But doing the steps and seeing no results, it’s probably time now to replace and buy a new shower head for your bathroom.
Loosen tough water pipes through heat
Sometimes, wrenches are not enough to loosen hardened fittings, and using heat can serve as an alternative solution to this issue. Use a propane torch to apply enough heat for a few minutes and see how hardened old pipe or solidified pipe loosen after a bit.
Efficient usage of water heater
Water heater problems cost the most when it comes to home’s plumbing but luckily repairing the problem of water heater are so plain and obvious to fix such as:
- Water being too hot
To prevent such trouble, check the water heater’s temperature setting and adjust thermostat at the right temperature as needed.
- Hot water not bursting out
A water heater that produces no hot water is a serious problem! The most common problem of homeowners for having no hot water is the tank-type gas water heater and electric water heater. Repairing the problem with your water heater depends on the type of heater that you have. The difference between them is that a gas water heater has a burner and an electric water heater, on the other hand, use an electrical circuit that connects to an electrical panel.
- Electric water heater
Simply check the circuit breaker in the panel and make sure it isn’t tripped. If the circuit breaker is tripped, switch it off, then switch it back on again. If switching back doesn’t solve the problem, then test each heating element and replace it, If necessary.
- Gas Water Heater
Check the water heater pilot light, if it goes out the water heater won’t work. The thermocouple is a safety device that provides safety features for the gas hot water tank. If the pilot is not on, the gas of the valve will not be delivered.
- Not enough hot water
When the water heater does not give enough hot water, just simply turn the thermostat and dial to a hotter setting. If the water heater burner did not ignite and the water keeps getting colder, then check the pilot light of the heater and make sure that it isn’t gone out.
Whenever you encounter these problems, you can definitely achieve to fix them on your own. However, there are still bigger issues that you might encounter that needs a helping hand from the expert. Don’t hesitate to call for professional plumbers whenever you experience having dripping faucets, leaky pipes, running toilets, and clogged drains. They are just one call away, willing to help you fix them. Top Malabanan provides a wide range of plumbing services in the Philippines. Please feel free to give us a call and we’re willing to do the work for you.