Most of us will almost certainly have to deal with a bath related issue at some point. Not all problems can be fixed, but there are many situations where a little work could you’re enjoying a nice, hot relaxing bath again before you know it!
If your bath silicone has gone mouldy or is leaking, the best thing to do is to replace it completely. Start by removing the old silicone, which can be done with a silicone stripper. Once removed, clean the area and allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a specially designed bathroom silicone. Again, allow the silicone to dry for 24 hours before using the bath.
If you find that your bath has become discoloured and your normal bathroom cleaner can’t remove it, then try using baking soda to clean it. The results can be very impressive! Also it may be worth changing your bath cleaner, as this could be the source of the problem.
Plugs are designed to let the water drain from the bath and catch any items that might cause a blockage. However, this debris can build up meaning you constantly have to clear out soap build-up and hair and wait an age for it to drain. However, an easy solution is to install a plug filter, which are cheap and easy to install. There are also various drain unblocking liquids on the market for an everyday solution too.
A common problem with old and plastic baths is that hair line cracks can appear. This can result in leaks and water damage to other areas of your house. Before you rush out and buy a new bath, it might be worth attempting to repair the crack. Bath resin can be applied to fill the crack. With a little sanding off once it’s dry, your bath will have a new lease of life.
Water Doesn’t Fully Drain Away
If the water doesn’t drain fully from your bath and always leaves you with a puddle, it may be that you have a gravity slope issue. This could be because the level of your bath isn’t right or maybe the bath mould is faulty. If this is the case you can check the level by placing a spirit level onto the rim of the bath. You can then adjust the level of the bath using the bath brackets that support the bath in place and attach it to the wall.