Most homeowners don't prioritize bathrooms fixtures when they are making some home improvements. Instead, they focus on updating their appliances or improving light in the master bathroom. A neglected bathroom can be a problem. Below are a few warning signs that it's time to consider upgrading your bathroom plumbing fixtures.
- Rust and corrosion
Bathrooms tend to be quite humid in the house. When you have metal fixtures that have water running through them, they are eventually going to rust and show signs of corrosion. If not attended to, corrosion can spread through a faucet until it weakens and becomes permanently damaged. If you notice your fixtures or pipes looking damaged or rusted, then it's time for an upgrade. Renovating and updating your bathroom can be a great way to improve the home.
- Plumbing fixtures are loose
Loose plumbing fixtures can cause all sorts of problems if not dealt with. Fixtures resist tightening and become loose when their connections have stripped or rusted-out totally. Having losing fixture connections won't work the way they're supposed to anymore. They will progressively wear down if not tightened. Loose fixtures should be repaired or replaced.
- Faucet dripping
Faucets dripping are apparent signs of an immediate bathroom plumbing upgrade. According to the EPA, the average home's leaks add around10, 000 gallons of water waste each year, which in turns drive up your water bill significantly. Another problem is standing water in a shower that indicates a clog. Brown water stains are never appealing and show a more significant underlying issue. Most leaking faucets can be repaired easily by replacing one of their internal components. Homeowners and plumbers prefer replacement given the relatively low cost of a new faucet.
- Flushing mechanism failure
The flushing mechanism consists of a lot of moving parts, which is difficult to repair when these parts wear down or breaks. A failing toilet flushing mechanism may cause your toilet to stop flushing or run continuously and consume a lot of water. In most case, you will need to replace the internal parts of the tank. Check with Beehive Plumbing expert to see your options.
- Broken shower hoses
The shower hose is one of the plumbing fixtures that are most exposed to wear and tear because not everybody keeps his or her shower hose in one place. Many pull the shower hose up and down several times a day, which makes it prone to breaking or rupturing. You need to replace it with a new one in this case.
If you notice any of the above signs in your bathroom, it means you need an immediate upgrade to the bathroom. Upgrades to your bathroom plumbing fixtures not only improve the aesthetics of your bathroom but also add to the safety of your home. When it's time to upgrade your bathroom plumbing fixtures, don't forget to contact one of the best Sandy plumber "Beehive Plumbing" for help. We can help you make your bathroom look like new in no time!Sandy Plumbing