The bathroom is likely the smallest room in your house, but also likely to be the most used by everyone in the family. Between adults wanting a long and leisurely bath, to toilet training the kids, the bathroom is the one place you don’t want things to go wrong! Having a fully functioning bathroom is an absolute necessity, so what can you do when things do go wrong?
You always have the option of a plumber for emergency drain unblocking or handyman for faulty wiring to fix issues in the house, but when you work to a budget it can be difficult. You can often solve your own bathroom dilemma and if you can teach yourself how to temporarily fix the problem you’re facing, you can buy some time to afford the professional coming out to finish the job. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common bathroom woes and how you can fix them yourself:
One of the most common bathroom issues is that stench that comes up through the plug holes when the drains are clogged. There’s nothing nice at all about the smell of a blocked drain, and coming from a place where waste is expelled, that’s saying something! You can use some household products like this from the local supermarket, or you can use a drain snake like this one to get rid of the clogged hair and slime you could find in your pipes.
It’s the worst thing to cope with on a weak stomach, but everyone will experience a toilet overflow at least once in their lives. A clog is usually the main cause of a toilet overflow, and once you’ve fixed the issue of water flooding the bathroom, you can get to the root of it! Your new best friend will be the dusty plunger you have bought but haven’t used since moving in. slip on those Marigolds and get to work. If it doesn’t work, pour a kettle of hot water into the toilet and give it a few minutes before trying again.
Toilet Seat Wobble
Over time, toilet seats loosen up – especially when you have children sliding on and off them. For the most part, toilet seats are an easy fix as all you have to do is reach around and tighten the knobs on the back. However, when you want to install a new seat you have to ensure it’s the right size for your toilet, and you have to make sure that there aren’t any fancy plastic boxes covering the bolts that will get in the way.
Your bathroom is going to be a room that gets used often and you don’t have to deal with smelly drains, toilet overflow or wobbly seats as long as you’re maintaining the bathroom properly. Taking the time to learn how to fix different areas of the bathroom could mean the difference between knowing how to cope in a crisis, and complete bathroom fall-out!