Because daily use will take its toll…
The bathroom is an essential area of the house and requires regular care and maintenance to prevent surprise leaks or plumbing emergencies.
Daily wear and tear will take its toll on your fixtures, and the constant presence of moisture means you need to be vigilant about the state of your bathroom.
Mould and leaks may start in the bathroom, but they can spread and cause damage to other areas of the house. Use these bathroom maintenance tips from a professional Brisbane bathroom renovation service to keep your bathroom in top condition.
Inspect for leaks
Regularly check your plumbing for leaks. You can easily do this by turning off your taps, checking your water meter, and noting the number. Ensure no one uses any water or flushes the toilet for an hour before rechecking the meter. If the meter number has changed, you have a leak and should have your plumbing inspected by a professional.
You can inspect your toilet for leaks by adding a few drops of food colouring to the cistern. Wait a few minutes without flushing. If the water in the bowl changes colour, you have a leaky toilet. Flush the toilet afterwards to avoid a stain.
Inspect for rot and decay
Moisture buildup can lead to rot and decay. The most susceptible areas for damage are around the windows and doorjambs. If proper waterproofing measures have not been used in the bathroom, it can get into the timbers and cause it to decay through fungal rot.
Prevent moisture buildup
You can’t avoid moisture in the bathroom, but you do have some control over how long it can hang around. An extraction fan with a timer will remove steam even after leaving the room. Install one that will vent the moisture outside rather than into the roof cavity. You can also keep the windows and doors open after a hot shower or bath to improve air circulation.
You can’t enjoy your time in a grimy bathroom, so clean it regularly. You will also pick up on any problems that may otherwise go unnoticed if you go awhile between scrubs.
Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals in the bathroom. They are not only harsh on dirt and grime, but they also wear on your bathroom surfaces as well. Plus, they are not good for the environment.
With these tips, you will be able to enjoy a bathroom that will be relatively trouble-free for many years. However, bathrooms are an area of the house that can quickly get outdated, old-fashioned, and worn out. Brisbane bathroom renovations are one of the best ways to create a more modern home and add value to your property should you ever want to sell.
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