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Bathroom Plumbing: Need to Know Tips

Bathroom Plumbing_ Need to Know Tips

Your bathroom is one of the most frequently-used rooms in your home, so it’s no surprise that it requires some extra attention from time to time. Bacteria can build up quickly so regular deep cleanings, and quick wipe downs are recommended. In addition to keeping your bathroom space clean its best to stay ahead of maintenance. Waiting until something breaks usually results in very expensive repairs, if you keep up with regular maintenance the cost is much more manageable. 

We have a few bathroom tips for you to help keep your space clean and well maintained 

Essential Bathroom Plumbing Tips

  • Ventilation is a must-have. With so much water and steam, conditions in your bathroom are perfect for mold and mildew to thrive. And once you get a mold problem, no matter how small, it spreads quickly and can become difficult to manage. We recommend always keeping the windows cracked in your bathroom when possible, and if you don’t have windows, invest in a good fan.
  • Use drain covers to protect your drains. Loose hair, soap residue, and other debris can cause major clogs in your shower drain. Mesh drain covers prevent things from going down your drain, keeping your plumbing in good condition.
  • Replace any outdated pipes. Do you know when your bathroom plumbing was installed? If it was before 1970, chances are high that your pipes are outdated. We recommend calling a trusted plumber who can inspect them in more detail. Replacing pipes before they break will prevent further damage.
  • Schedule routine plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning. Don’t wait until there’s a big problem to call a plumber – not only is it inconvenient for you, but it can result in expensive emergency repair bills. Prevention and maintenance are key, and worth investing in. 

Is a Bathroom Deep Clean Worth it?

Believe the hype about deep cleaning! There are tons of different bacteria lurking in the corners of your bathroom, and on the surfaces as well. Here a few tips that might help to keep the germs away. It is easy to forget to clean your exhaust fan, but keeping it clean allows it to work efficiently to help fight against mold and mildew growth. To help limit the spread of germs, close your toilet seat before you flush. Wipe down the toilet and surfaces in your bathroom every couple if days rather than waiting to do a deep clean. This will make cleaning the bathroom easier and faster, because honestly, who wants to spend all their time cleaning the bathroom! And don’t forget to clean your shower curtain regularly, too. 

For more information about bathroom plumbing and keeping your bathroom in top condition, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Crosstown Plumbing today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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