When it comes to home improvement, there is a category of repair that lots of people tend to avoid. And that is when you need to fix something about your bathroom. These are not fun jobs. But they are very practical ones. And, if you don’t do repairs on your own, bathroom repairs can be extremely expensive if you have to call a plumber. That’s why you should have some DIY skills ready in your toolbox.
Three situations, in particular, come to mind when thinking about bathroom home improvement and repair. First of all, there is when your bathtub drain stopper stops working. Second, there is the classic issue of the leaking toilet. And third, there is the dripping showerhead. In each of those instances, a few tools and some know-how will go a long way.
The Bathtub Stopper
What happens when your bathtub drain stops working? It can make for a terrible experience first of all. Especially when you’re taking a shower, you don’t want to end up with your feet submerged in 4 inches of water. So, if this common bathroom situation does occur, you need to know how to fix it. These days, it usually doesn’t take more than a short amount of research on Google to find out what type of bathtub drain stopper you have, what the most common issues are, and what to do about it.
The Leaking Toilet
Do you know how to fix a leaking toilet? If there is one bathroom problem that’s the most annoying, it’s going to be that. A leaking toilet makes noise, wastes money, and can cause significant damage to bathroom floors, depending on where the leak is. Because of this, it’s much better to learn how to find where the leak is coming from and fix it yourself rather than waiting too long before significant damage occurs and then having to call a plumber with outrageous pricing.
The Dripping Shower
After you take a shower, does the water turn entirely off? If not, and there is still some dripping coming from the showerhead, you know that can be a source of irritation. A single drip coming out of a showerhead can make an obnoxious noise, and it can create stains in your bathtub. Because of this, you should learn some quick showerhead repair techniques and have those tools on hand. That way, the first time you notice your shower head leaking, you immediately have the skills and materials to fix the situation. Sometimes your best bet is to buy a new shower head as an enhancement to your bathroom, but that is simply one of several methods to come to the desired goal.