Increase The Longevity Of Your Shower
Since we use the showers in our home practically every day, it’s easy for them to wear down quickly. However, replacing a shower every couple of years could grow to become both tiresome and costly. If you’re looking to increase the longevity of your shower, consider these tips.
Resist The Urge To Use Chemicals
If you have a clog in your shower, you may be inclined to turn to Drano or some other similar product. However, this is about the worst thing that you can do. These products often do not work, and you’ll end up calling a plumber to unclog the leak anyway. Plumbers do not like Drano and find it difficult to work with.
Additionally, because you shower is clogged, there is likely standing water in the shower. Pouring chemicals into standing water does nothing but causes hazardous chemicals to sit in your tub or shower, eating away at your tile, grout, or other material. Furthermore, Drano is counterproductive because it kills the healthy bacteria in your pipes necessary to keep them clean.
If you have a drain that’s clogged, we recommend trying a plumbing snake or a plunger first. If these options do not work, consider calling a plumber. Drano and similar products should only be a measure of last resort.
Consider A Simplistic Design For Bathroom Remodeling
Over the years, we’ve seen shower designs become much more complicated. These showers are beautiful, but maintaining them can be difficult. That’s because they often require custom-ordered parts that are difficult to replace when they break down. If you’re looking to increase the longevity of your shower, consider options with parts that are easy to replace. You may be able to find brands that offer lifetime warranties.
Change Your Own Shower Heads
Often, changing your shower head will go a long way toward improving the water flow in your shower. That’s because, over time, calcium builds up inside of the shower head. Instead of replacing your entire shower system, you can purchase a new head and change it yourself. Shower heads are available at most local hardware stores.
If you would prefer not to purchase a new shower head, you can clean your existing one with vinegar. There are numerous tutorials available online demonstrating how you can do so. The process should not take more than a few minutes and can improve the longevity of your shower head significantly.
Call Plumbing And Remodeling Experts
Sometimes, the key to increasing the longevity of your shower is a quick fix or a minor remodel. For example, something like replacing one or two section of pipes could improve the quality and clarity of your water. If you are interested in making a few changes to your bathroom with the goal of improving the longevity of your shower, be sure to contact the bathroom remodeling experts at Cardigan. We have served residents of the greater Annapolis area for years and look forward to working with you soon.