Understanding Bathroom Plumbing

You must have heard the old saying – “You never realize what you have until it’s gone”. The same also applies to the case of bathroom plumbing. When everything is working fine and in order, you don’t really care much but when it breaks down you realize what just went wrong. Most of us will agree to the fact that our lives will be nothing less than a nightmare if the bathroom plumbing went haywire. In most of the cases bathroom plumbing goes wrong as a result of ignorance. If you can pay just a little attention from time to time and check the bathroom plumbing then it is possible to save yourself from the trouble of asking your neighbor to use his bathroom until plumbers fix your bathroom.

Bathroom plumbing is not rocket science. It’s really not that complicated. In fact we can say that it’s one of the easiest plumbing set-ups to understand. In this article we will educate you about toilet plumbing and shower plumbing. By understanding how these two work, you will be able to avoid a plumber’s bill (hopefully).

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Understanding Bathroom Plumbing

  • Understanding how Toilet Plumbing Works:

Let’s put it in a straight forward manner. There are four steps to understand in the case of toilet plumbing. Yes, just four steps and these four steps are nothing but some really simple mechanics. The four standard parts used in a toilet plumbing fixture are handle, chain, flapper and float. The handle is directly connected to a chain. When you push the handle down, it pulls the chain. This chain is in turn connected to a flapper. As the chain is pulled, the flapper is displaced from its position. The flapper is placed on a hole and as it gets displaced, all the water in the container flows in to the toilet. When the container is full with water, the float seals the entry of new water. And as the water flows down, it gets displaced too, allowing the entry of fresh water. As the water level in the tank gradually rises, the float again seals the entry and stops fresh water from entering the tank. In some cases, the float is absent. Such designs are new in the market. These toilets come with a ball-cock instead of a float. By checking these 4 standard parts from time to time you can ensure that your toilet plumbing stays in good health.

  • Shower Plumbing:
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Shower plumbing is a bit tricky. The fact that most of the plumbing is hidden in the walls makes it a difficult to handle set-up for an inexperienced amateur. But still there are a few DIY strategies that you can apply to ensure that your shower plumbing stays in good health. The first thing to do is to regularly use a chemical drain cleaner. Pipes leading to the drain often get clogged due to hairs and shampoo pouches. Using a drain cleaner can unblock your pipe. Another common problem is the low water flow in the shower heads. In this case you can try to replace the shower heads. Shower heads are inexpensive and you can replace them without any professional assistance. If the problem still persists after replacing the shower head then it means that the problem is in the pipe. This must be dealt only by an experienced plumber.

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