When was the last time you thought about your home’s plumbing fixtures? Let’s be honest, we don’t think about it much unless there’s a problem. As long as it’s taking care of the waste, we’re happy. But once the plumbing starts causing trouble, then it becomes everyone’s concern. If only we learned to take care of the little things that can turn into big problems.
Sometimes your plumbing problems can be solved by small repairs, and sometimes the unit or system needs to be overhauled completely. A professional plumber will be able to tell you best. There are many things in the bathroom that can stop working or cause problems. In this article, let’s explore the five signs that scream it is time to replace bathroom fixtures:
During a Renovation
Toilets have a long lifespan. It’s possible your home still has a toilet from the 1980s. However if you’re planning a bathroom renovation, it’s definitely wise to upgrade to a new low-flow toilet. High-efficiency dual flush toilets save water usage, and help the environment.
If you have a consistent problem with the toilet running, you need to get this addressed by a plumber. For one, you’re throwing money away and hurting the environment by wasting water. But it could also be a sign of a bigger problem lurking. It may be as simple as a problem with the float arm, but even this small problem could be a reason to upgrade to a new high-efficient low-flow toilet as discussed above.
Replace Shower System
If you have a shower hose in your bathroom, you may not always treat it gently. You might be late for work or you simply aren’t very particular about placing it in its holder. If you have kids, you know how they find ways to break the unbreakable. If you have a problem with water flow or leaking, it may be as simple as replacing the shower hose. Once again, this serves as an inspiration to re-evaluate your plumbing fixtures anyway.
One of the most usually occurring and most annoying plumbing problems in the bathroom is a leaky faucet. Thank goodness replacements come cheap!. Although most times only an internal component needs replacement, leave the job in the capable hands of a plumber. Many people simply choose to replace the component parts to save money, but upgrading to a new faucet with more aesthetic value is also a popular option.
Just for the Upgrade
If you always had a dream bathroom and are finally making it happen, then there are a whole lot of fixtures that need changing. Just for luxury’s sake though. You’d be amazed at some of the crazy technology in bathrooms nowadays: self-cleaning toilets, heated toilet seats, and more.
Although people like spending time on the couch, spending time in the bathroom is just next level alone time. Let’s just accept how much we enjoy standing under a hot shower thinking about the finer things in life. This is why replacements in the bathroom are always a wise investment. Contact Faucet fix for all your plumbing needs!