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The bathroom is a sanctuary in your home, a cozy little space with a door you can close to shut out all of life’s stressors and responsibilities — and yes, sometimes, maybe even the voices of your beloved family members. It’s a place where you can escape and unwind, if only for a little while.

You also depend on your bathroom and its various appliances to keep you clean and comfortable every day. 

Of all the rooms in your house, your bathroom is most deserving of some TLC. Wouldn’t you agree? The Salt Lake City plumbing repair experts at Whipple Service Champions offer the following list of maintenance tasks you should never ignore (especially when we’re here to help!)

Teetering Toilet

Don’t panic! It’s not your body that’s making your toilet wobble to and fro. It might be loose bolts, or a corroded flange, or something amiss with the wax ring between your toilet and the floor. Whatever the case, if you notice your toilet is rocking, it’s time for a plumber to come knocking! Letting the problem persist could result in leaking and floor damage.

Drip….Drip….Drip

Speaking of leaks, not only is a dripping faucet an incredible annoyance, it wastes more and more water with every drip. Over time, the leak can cause excessive wear and tear on the fixture itself or even the sink. It’s so much easier to make time now for simple repairs than to replace the whole sink in a few months. It’s also cheaper!

Exhausted Fan

Have you turned on the exhaust fan in your bathroom lately and thought that you were under attack, on account of the terrifying noise? That might be an extreme example, but many homeowners do tend to neglect their bathroom fans, forgetting that these fans can’t do their job when they’re caked with dust and dirt — or when they’re completely broken. 

What’s their job? Removing excess moisture from a moist environment, thereby preventing the growth of mold and mildew. Pretty important! Take a look at your bathroom exhaust fan and see if it’s in need of a good cleaning or has fallen into disrepair.

Hard Water Woes

If you have hard water in your home, you might have learned to live with it, opting not to invest in a whole-home water softener. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore the effects of hard water on your bathroom fixtures. Scale buildup on shower heads and faucets will dramatically reduce their efficiency over time, which in turn makes it more difficult for you to get clean. It also shortens the lifespan of those fixtures, and you’ll find yourself having to replace them sooner than later.

Cleaning your shower heads and faucets regularly — or considering that water conditioning system we mentioned earlier — will help everything flow a lot more smoothly in your bathroom.

A well-maintained bathroom will love you back in so many ways — including saving you money. Apart from addressing obvious maintenance issues as they arise, simply being mindful of your energy usage in the bathroom can pay big dividends. This infographic offers a few suggestions for a more energy-efficient bathroom.

Ready to nip your bathroom issues in the bud and restore your sanctuary to its former glory? Give our team a call anytime to schedule plumbing services anywhere in the Salt Lake City area.