In any home, the bathroom is one of the rooms used frequently. This means that they must always be kept in good condition, otherwise you may find yourself seeking emergency plumbing services in the middle of the night or when you have guests. From the showerhead to the sink, and the toilet to the drains, maintaining your bathroom is essential, especially when you want your home to run efficiently. It is good to understand that the faucet and toilet are the primary causes of bathroom leaks in your home. Note the following plumbing tips for leaky bathrooms, as they will help you to avoid emergency plumbing problems.

Faucet  Maintenance

The faucets, which include the bathtub and sink faucets, should always be maintained if you want to keep your bathroom operating efficiently. A faucet has moving parts that wear down over time and warrant to be replaced more regularly than other bathroom accessories. Leaking faucets should be repaired immediately.

So, how do you repair a leaky bathroom faucet? Leaking faucets are a result of dirty faucet aerators. This means that the faucet aerators should be kept clean. Water leaks for the faucet handles or decreased water pressure from the faucet are a result of sediment blocking or lime building up in the aerator's small openings.

The following steps will help you clean the aerator: Turn the aerator counterclockwise to unscrew it from the faucet. This should be done using your hand, and if you can't, you can use pliers to loosen the aerator. But ensure that you use masking tape to wrap the pliers to avoid damaging the faucet. Remove the aerator or the spray head part. Remove the sediment using a small brush immersed in vinegar. Join the aerator back together and then screw it back to the faucet.

Toilet Maintenance

Start by checking the water levels in the toilet's tank to ensure that the water is not overflowing through the overflow pipe. In case you discover water overflow, follow the following steps to correct the problem. In cases where water is leaking through the overflow pipe, modify the fill pipe to allow water to stop one inch below the overflow pipe. Most of the tanks have water level marks stamped on their side to show where water level should be. Use food coloring to test whether the toilet's flush valve is functioning well. Put some drops of food coloring in the toilet's water tank. Wait for at least 15 minutes to see whether the water in the toilet's bowl has changed its color. Consider replacing the flapper or ball when you realize that the water in the bowl shows any indication of changed color.

Small issues may be fixable with some DIY skills, but if the leak is major, don't hesitate to call in emergency plumbing services such as VINES PLUMBING & WATER RESTORATION. It's best to fix the problem up front rather than deal with extensive plumbing or water damage.