Bathroom plumbing is tricky. Although your toilet is probably the bathroom appliance that gets the most attention, and which in all fairness does require the most maintenance, all of your bathroom plumbing components are part of a complex system. Another element of bathroom plumbing you use every day but which you probably don’t consider as much when it comes to repairs is your bathtub. While you should clean your tub and shower regularly purely for sanitation reasons, it is important to keep in mind that this area requires service occasionally as well—unless you want to deal with more bathroom plumbing problems that require expensive repairs in the future. Keep reading for the top three signs there’s something wrong with your bathtub, and call our skilled Sterling plumbers at Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing right away for an inspection if these signs sound familiar to you.
The Top 3 Signs There’s Something Wrong With Your Bathtub Are:
- It Has Stopped Draining: You might not even notice right away if the water is not going down the bathtub drain during your morning shower. However, if this happens morning after morning, to the point where you are frequently dealing with standing water in your bathtub, then you may have a problem on your hands. Remember, a lack of drainage is not only frustrating, it means that everything being washed off in your shower has nowhere to go. This kind of environment is bad for your plumbing system, as well as your health.
- Your Stopper Is Not Working: Drainage problems are not the only thing that can lead to standing water in your tub. Sometimes, your stopper may become so dirty, it refuses to work. You should check to see if this component is being hampered by hair or soap scum. It could also be clogged or jammed, in which case hopefully a good cleaning will pry it loose. If problems with your stopper persist, however, you may have a bigger problem with your tub’s drains, meaning you will want to call an experienced plumber.
- The Tub Is Always Dirty/Experiencing Backups: If your bathtub always gets dirty quickly, even after you clean it, or is even experiencing backup, chances are you’ve got a clog on your hands. Call a plumber right away for drain cleaning and rooter services if this happening in your tub, and have your tub drains professionally snaked and cleaned. A skilled plumber will be able to remove everything from soap scum clogs to loose toiletries from your drains, and determine if there is a problem deeper in your plumbing system, such as tree root intrusion. Fortunately, our Sterling plumbing pros at Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have what it takes to get rid of all these obstructions and more!
Call (703) 457-8676 to take care of problems with your bathtub, or contact us online.