Bathroom plumbing advice

 

Bathroom plumbing advice

 

We understand that a problem with your bathroom plumbing can cause complete chaos. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help prevent future problems and look after your precious pipes.

The problem

Issues with your bathroom plumbing can range from freezing pipes to shower heads clogging up, so everything you can do to help avoid a breakdown is a good idea.

The solution

The shower

It’s important to give your shower system a little TLC every now and then. 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 scrub off any flaking limescale deposits, reattach it and let the water run for a little while to get rid of any vinegar. If your shower does become blocked then follow our advice on how to clear a blocked shower.

Taps

It’s a good idea to check your taps regularly, particularly in bathrooms that aren’t used that often. Make sure 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

Are there any pipes in your home that aren’t used regularly? If so, it’s a good idea to flush them out roughly once a week. You can do this simply by pouring water down them. 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 during the winter months. Cold snaps and prolonged winter weather can make pipes freeze and burst. This could damage your property and could be dangerous if they’re close to an electrical supply.

Call Dyno Plumbing

Still have a problem with your bathroom plumbing? Feel free to give us a call. Our professional plumbers will help you find the problem and get things back on track.

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Health & safety

This article has been produced for information only. It offers you basic advice to do the job yourself. To prevent hurting yourself or damaging equipment or property, please use the right tools and protective equipment. If you have any concerns give us a call and arrange to see a professional engineer.
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