There are many ways to improve your home. Bathroom renovations are an excellent way to add value and create a focal point. Implementing slight changes in your bathroom can go a long way in not only saving money but also creating a room that you will love to be in. As plumbers, we are always asked for tips and solutions to make the bathroom run smoother. Here are our 5 simple ways to improve your bathroom:
Better Water Pressure
Do not settle for poor water pressure! A simple change of showerhead can make all the difference. Changing the shower strength and flow will not only let you actually enjoy your shower but also help you finish washing faster. Another fix? Soak the showerhead overnight in a mixture of vinegar and water to break down the lime buildup from the hard water. For your basin, periodically check your faucet aerator for debris that may be restricting water flow.
Water Efficient Toilets
Nowadays it is all about being green and environmentally friendly, and this does not end when it comes to the bathroom. A water efficient toilet will limit the amount of water that is used, without you actually feeling any difference whatsoever. This will help you not only save water but also money in the long run.
It does not take a genius to see that a toilet is the least attractive of the features in any bathroom, so do not give it a prominent role. It should not be the first thing you see when entering. Consider placing it out of plain sight as you enter the bathroom.
Maintain Your Drain
As soon as you notice that water seems to be draining slower than usual, it is time to clear a clog. Do not wait for the clog to grow and cause more serious problems. There is no one sure fire method that always works to eliminate a stubborn clog, but plunging basin and/or tub drains is usually the most effective method.
Check for Leaks
Leaks could lead to further problems down the road. Ensure you are not paying more for water that is simply going down the drain. Put a few drops of food colouring into the tank, wait about 20 minutes, then check the bowl. If you see that the water has changed colours, you have a leak. A simple solution can help you save yourself a headache later on.