Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems and How to Fix Them

Having a plumbing problem in your bathroom is not only inconvenient, but can be costly if you have to call out a qualified plumber. However, there are some common bathroom plumbing problems that can be easily fixed with a little elbow grease and the right know-how, saving you both time and money.

Having a plumbing problem in your bathroom is not only inconvenient, but can be costly if you have to call out a qualified plumber. However, there are some common bathroom plumbing problems that can be easily fixed with a little elbow grease and the right know-how, saving you both time and money.

We’ve put together a guide on how to treat some of the common bathroom plumbing problems so you can be up and running again in no time.

Clogged Toilet

It’s never going to be pleasant if you have a blocked toilet, but dealing with it straight away is essential.

The first port of call should be to use a bathroom plunger, these are specifically designed to fit in the toilet making sure you get a good seal. Firmly push the plunger down on the toilet drain to try and dislodge the blockage. You may need to do this several times before it clears.

If this doesn’t work then you can use a toilet snake, which is a metal rope-like device that can be fed down into the toilet waste to dislodge anything clogging up the toilet. It may need a little wriggling and poking around to get the right results, but your perseverance should pay off.

Blocked Sink Trap

Pipes in a sink have been designed to catch items that falls down the plug to prevent it getting into the plumbing system, but naturally these can get clogged up with hair, soap scum and other debris, which may cause them to drain slowly and let off a foul smell. It’s easily fixable and shouldn’t require a plumber to be called out.

Unscrew the connectors of the sink trap so you can clean it out and remove any blockages. Using an old toothbrush will help you get to any hard to reach places for cleaning. Be sure you place a bowl or bucket underneath before you remove the sink trap to catch any water or debris that comes out the drains.

 

Low Water Pressure

If your shower water pressure has suddenly dwindled to a trickle, it could be that you have a build-up of lime scale in the shower head and pipe that is preventing the full force of water coming through. This can be easily treated by removing the shower-head and placing it in a descaling product, which will breakdown the build-up and give your shower a new lease of life.

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