Everyone wants to save some cash when they can. However, not everyone knows how important it is to consider the state of their bathroom plumbing when it comes to their wallet. Running water is essential to any household, but if there’s something wrong with your bathroom plumbing, you could be wasting a lot of water and footing the bill for it.
Common plumbing problems in the bathroom include:
- A running toilet. The constant sound of the toilet refilling with water should put you on alert. If you don’t notice the sound, you’ll probably notice the uptick in your water bill. Constantly running toilets can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day, so it’s important to get this issue fixed promptly. A number of things can cause a running toilet, but it usually comes down to a valve issue. However, there could also be a problem with your toilet’s gasket or pipes.
- A leaking faucet. Much like a running toilet, a leaky faucet usually announces itself with a noise. Leaking faucets can be caused by worn-out washers and gaskets. Additionally, they can indicate a broken valve or a drainage problem.
- A slow-draining shower. Unclogging a shower drain is no one’s favorite household chore, but it has to be done. Getting that excess hair and debris out of your drain now could prevent a major plumbing problem later. Remember to skip the caustic drain cleaner if you encounter a stubborn clog, as overly harsh chemicals can damage your bathroom plumbing.
Fixing these issues involves the initial cost, but keeping on top of your bathroom plumbing ultimately saves you money in the long run by preventing small problems from getting bigger and helping you avoid premature replacement. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you’d like to utilize our plumbing expertise.