As small as a bathroom is, it is one of the main sources of problems in most houses. Nobody wants to spend their Saturday night trying to figure out how to fix that leaky tap or slow drainage, but sometimes, it just has to be done. More so, most bathroom issues are easily fixable with a plunger, but others can be especially complicated and require some expert intervention.
So, how do you tell the difference? How do you know what issues you can fix in under 10 minutes and issues that need a consultation from a plumber? Well, to help you out, these are five of the most common bathroom issues and just what you need to do to fix them to prevent further plumbing nightmares.
- Leaky tap
Everyone can admit that a leaky faucet is annoying. It’s one of those issues that you can’t just ignore because it’s annoyingly audible. As annoying as it is, the good thing is that it can be easily fixed. All you need to do is shut off the water from the water valve and remove your faucet. Once removed, you can take it to any hardware store where they’ll tell you what to do next. It may involve replacing a part of the faucet, or you might have to buy a whole new one.
- Clogged drainage
Clogged drains are the worst and are often a result of a slow drain that has been ignored for too long. What’s worse about clogged drains is that they always happen at the most inconvenient time. But again, much like with a leaky faucet, it’s surprisingly very easy to fix.
As mentioned before, once you’re able to familiarize yourself with your plunger, it’s smooth sailing from there. Use the plunger to get the water moving, then unclog the drain by mixing some drainage products with hot water and pouring it in directly.
- Foul sewer smells
Sewer smells are usually the worst of all bathroom problems; you just can’t escape it. This bad smell might be as a result of a clog or mold. Ventilation and air purifying should be able to fix a surface-level problem, however, if it persists, then you should consider carrying out a sewage restoration cleaning to combat the underlying issues.
- Low water pressure
The low water pressure coming from your showerhead can really make showering a lot slower and less enjoyable. When you’re dealing with low water pressure, it’s usually as a result of the buildup of limescale in the showerhead. The solution is very simple. A descaling solution can get your water pressure up in no time. Sometimes, the issue may just be a faulty showerhead, in that case, you need to replace it.
- Clogged toilet
Just as it is with clogged drainage, a clogged toilet can be very inconvenient. So it’s only logical that a plunger is able to fix a clogged toilet the same way that it’s able to fix clogged drainage. Just so you know, a plunger should be your go-to bathroom tool. But in the case a plunger can’t fix your toilet clog, you may want to consider using a drain snake instead.