Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

3 Plumbing Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

Taking care of the plumbing in your home is very important. You might just think a little water leak is a nuisance, but in fact, it can be far more damaging. Water leaking over time can damage the floor, ruin the walls, and even create mold. This is why you should take care of plumbing problems the minute you notice them. Here are some problems you should be aware of with plumbing.

1. Leaking Around The Toilet When It Flushes

One common problem with the toilets that you may notice, especially in houses that are older, is a little water pooling around the toilet when it flushes. The concern is that you may be seeing what looks like a small amount of water around the toilet, but there is much more in places where you can't see. The moment you notice this problem. Turn off the water to that toilet and stop using it until it can be fixed.

The problem is most likely a simply fix with the flange. The toilet just needs to be resealed, but until it is done it can damage the toilet and the floor.

2. Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets happen in every home, new or old. It may just seem annoying to have a faucet always dripping, but it can be bad for your water bill and your appliances. If you have water constantly in an area, like a bathtub, it will cause more damage and use to the bathtub, as if the tub is being constantly used. In addition, you might notice an increase in your water bill. It may seem like a small drip is not worth getting upset about, but if you were to measure how much water accumulated each day, and then calculate how much that is each month, you would be surprised at how much you are wasting.

3. Clogged Drains

A clogged drain can be a sign of more serious problems than just a little dirt stuck in the drain.  If over time the drain doesn't get cleaned it can build up waste water and compromise the safety of the water supply in the house. In addition, the problem could become so serious so that what started as just a simple clog in a drain has now become a major issue with your pipes. Just get it taken care of early on and you will save money and time.

By understanding what things you shouldn't ignore you can protect the plumbing in your house.