Let’s face it: There probably isn’t a harder working room in your home. Every member of your family will use it several times each day for different purposes and if something isn’t working properly, your entire home life is likely to be disrupted. A clogged bathtub or sink drain or a toilet that won’t flush can stop you in your tracks!
The trick is not to panic. Milburn Plumbing can handle any bathroom problem you throw at us.
The first step is to avoid damage by bailing the sink, tub or toilet if necessary, or turning off the water to the toilet. Once the situation is under control, take a deep breath and call Milburn Plumbing. We’re here to take your call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
If you need a repair, we’ll be on the job as soon as we can get there.
If you need a replacement, we offer most major brands of plumbing fixtures and supplies to match or compliment any bathroom décor and to meet your budget.
We’ll check out the situation, bring you in to explain our assessment and provide you with the optional approaches to address it. We’ll give you the pros, cons and costs associated with each so you can make an informed choice.
We also offer instant hot water solutions so you don’t have to wait for the hot water from the water heater to make it all the way to the shower before you can jump in. This can be a major water saving device and can make your morning routine a lot more efficient. Don’t forget to ask your service technician about this surprisingly affordable option for the modern bathroom.
Here are some of the brands we offer:
And here are a few tips to keep your bathroom operating at peak performance:
Water will often sit in the pipes of your jetted tub between uses and can grow stale and harbor bacteria. Once per month, just fill your tub with hot water and add a cup of bleach. Run the jets for 10 minutes and you can avoid this potentially stinky and unhealthy situation with ease.
Sink and tub drains
You can discourage the build-up of soap scum and hair that can clog your drains by pouring boiling water down the drains once per month. Follow the boiling water with a cup of white vinegar to keep your drains smelling fresh, too.
While they may help your bathroom smell fresher, you should avoid the use of chemical additives that make the water turn a pretty blue. They are very hard on the mechanism that allows your toilet to flush and refill. And if your family likes the wet wipes that are made for bathrooms, encourage your family to use dry toilet paper first and the wet wipes second so they don’t get too soiled; then throw the used wet wipes in the trash. They are surprisingly hard on your drains and sewer/septic lines because it takes a long time for them to bio-degrade.
If you live in a hard water area, especially, your faucets may be prone to spray water all over the place. If this happens, first try cleaning the screen. Just unscrew the ring that holds the screen to the edge of the faucet where the water comes out and gently tug on the screen to remove it. Simply rinse the screen out with the flow of water from the screen over a bowl or bucket (no sense putting the contents of the screen into the drain!). Replace the screen and screw the ring back on. Your faucet should now flow freely. If not, give us a call.
Looking to save water by installing a new, efficient toilet? We can help you select the right model and install it for you, too. Contact Milburn Plumbing today and see how low your water bills can go.