Home repairs and maintenance can start to seem like a never-ending cycle. Let’s face it, no matter the age or condition of the home, there is just always going to be items that need your attention in the home. Of course, they range in priority, as not everything needs to be dealt with immediately. One room that can experience “issues” is the bathroom. Often these issues can seem relatively small, which makes it easy to push them to the bottom of the list.
But before you go thinking these “small issues” aren’t worth worrying about, here’s a look at some of the most common problems and why their remedy should be a priority.
A Leaky Toilet
Here’s one that can be really sneaky, as you don’t always realize you have a leaky toilet. Unfortunately, all too often, the problem becomes noticeable only once it’s caused a big mess, either on the floor or worse yet, the floor/ceiling below it. Suddenly that simple leaky toilet becomes a massive home repair project that could involve replacing flooring, a ceiling, paint, and so forth.
So, what are the signs to watch for? As the experts at Bergau Plumbing recommend on their website, be sure to look for any patches or spots of water under or around the toilet. Their number one recommendation to homeowners is not to ignore signs, which is why they operate a 24/7 service that can be utilized. You also want to listen for sounds that may come from the pipes behind the toilet or even in the other pipes or faucets within the washroom. These sounds could be a gurgling, bubbling, or even a groaning sound.
A Dripping Faucet
Here’s another issue that can seem rather small and, therefore, easy to push to the bottom of the list. A leaky faucet, either in the bathroom sink, shower, or tub, is more common than you may think.
At the very surface, a leaky faucet leads to wasted water; in other words, you’re going to spend more on your water bill because the water is constantly dripping. So, there is the water conservation side of things.
A leaky faucet can also be a sign of a bigger, more serious issue. Be sure to be aware of any bad smells coming from the drain or the faucet itself – this can signal a larger issue. As long as a larger issue isn’t in play, the great news is that a leaky or dripping faucet is typically a very fast and affordable repair job.
Don’t Sleep on These Issues
While these issues may not seem like a big deal on the surface, fixing these problems early on will help to prevent larger issues from occurring and ensure that your bathroom is in tip-top shape.