Bathroom plumbing advice
For plumbing and water use, the bathroom is obviously one of the biggest users in the home. A problem with your bathroom plumbing can cause complete chaos for your household, so everything you can do to help avoid a break-down is a good idea. Luckily, there are a few simple things that you can do to help prevent future problems and look after your precious pipes.
Issues with your bathroom plumbing can range from freezing pipes to shower heads clogging up, so everything you can do to help avoid a break-down is a good idea.
Health & Safety Messages
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The shower is one of the most important water outlets in the home, so it’s important to try and maintain the plumbing system that supplies it. This means keeping the shower system clean, particularly the shower head. A good way of doing this is by removing the shower head and leaving it in a bowl of vinegar overnight. In the morning you can then scrub off any flaking limescale deposits, reattach it and then let the water run for a little while to ensure it’s not still coated in vinegar. If your shower does become blocked then follow our advice on how to clear a blocked shower.
It’s a good idea to check how well the taps are running on a regular basis, particularly in bathrooms that are not used that often. Check to see that there are no obvious leaks and that the water flows freely from the moment you turn the tap on. Problems such as obstructions or frozen pipes can cause expensive damage if they go unnoticed, so if the water doesn’t flow freely from the tap, it might be time to call in a professional.
Flush Unused Pipes
If there are any pipes in your home that aren’t used regularly, it’s a good idea to flush out any unwanted waste products from the pipes on a regular basis. You can do this simply by pouring water down them. Try to ensure that you do this roughly once a week. If water isn’t flowing through the pipes frequently, you could find yourself with draining difficulties.
Insulate Exposed Pipes
Finally, any pipes that carry water from your bathroom to outside the house should be well insulated by the time the colder weather months come around. Cold snaps and prolonged winter weather can cause the pipes to freeze and burst, causing severe damage to your property and presenting a hazard if they are close to an electrical supply.
Call Dyno Plumbing
If, despite these measures, you find that you do have a problem with your bathroom plumbing, then feel free to give us a call. Our professional plumbers will be able to help you locate the problem and get things working as they should be.