The bathroom, for some homeowners, can be a place of sanctuary and is considered one of the most private rooms in your home. So how can daily bathroom habits affect your bathroom pipes and fixtures? Check out our list below of lavatory habits that you should quit…cold turkey!
1) Your Toilet Has “Accidentally” Become Your Trash Bin
Contrary to popular belief, there is not a trash compactor at the bottom of your toilet. That means certain things like feminine products, wet wipes, and paper towels belong in the garbage. For a more in-depth look at what should and should not go in the toilet, check out one of our previous blogs here!
2) You Treat Your Bathroom Like a Sauna
Most would agree that a long, hot shower is tough to beat after a strenuous day at work or during cold weather. Unfortunately, all that steam can lead to mold development in the nooks and crannies of your bathroom. If mold colonies are left untreated, they could potentially cause problems with your respiratory system, headaches, and other physical ailments. An easy way to prevent the mold is to run your exhaust fan during and after showers, or crack the window for the same effect.
3) Long Hair, Don’t Care! … But You Probably Should
If your shower drain acts more like an hourglass, there’s a good possibility that hair is making its way into your pipes. The combination of hair, dirt, and soap scum is a recipe for clog disaster! For a complete list of ways to keep your drain clog free, have a look at our previous blog post on the subject.
4) Your Water Goes Hard in The Pipes!
If a white, chalky substance is laying claim to your showerhead and sink faucets, then you may have hard water. What this means is that prior to exiting your showerhead, the water comes in contact with rocks and soil, which in turn, increases mineral content and causes corrosion over time. A water softening system can be a great solution, check out the benefits of installing one here!
5) Clogged drain? Your Remedy: Liquid Drain Cleaner
Say NO to liquid drain cleaners! The corrosive chemicals used in these products not only destroy your pipes, they are also terrible for the environment. The most effective way to safely unclog your drain is by snaking it out. Lucky for you, Len The Plumber’s expert techs can have your drain flowing freely in no time!
Everyone has undoubtedly done something “harmful” to their bathroom plumbing at one point or another. What is important is to resolve the issues before they become bigger problems! If you are aware of the problem or would like an expert to inspect your bathroom, schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll provide you with Same Day Service, 7 Days a Week!