All About Shower and Bathtub Maintenance


All About Shower and Bathtub Maintenance

March 18, 2021

It’s impossible to bathe or shower without properly functioning pipes in your bathroom. It’s also important to regularly clean and check the pipes in your showers and bathtubs so it doesn’t create a larger issue for you further down the road. Check out our tips for shower and bathtub maintenance to make your shower sparkling clean. Be sure to reach out to our experts at Best Plumbing if you’re experiencing any drain cleaning emergencies; they’re available 24/7!

Check your drains

If you find yourself waiting 10-15 minutes for your bathtub to drain or you’re standing in large amounts of water while you shower, this is a sign that there is an issue with your drains. Properly working drains empty water almost instantly. If you’re experiencing these issues, there could be hair and grease that clog your drains and pipes over time. There is a chance that tree roots have grown into your sewer system. To avoid total pipe blockage, address the issues sooner rather than later. Our expert technicians offer a wide range of drain cleaning services.

Regular cleaning

No one wants to clean themselves in a dirty shower or bathtub. Regular cleaning is important in keeping your bathroom running smoothly and looking pristine. Dirt, debris, and soap that doesn’t wash down the drain can create a hardened surface that forms a residue. Regular cleaning of residues reduces the chance of mildew growing on your showers. Make sure you identify your bathtub or shower manufacturer to get information on the types of cleaners that can be used. Doors can be cleaned with an abrasive cleaner and curtains can be hand washed. On bathtub and shower surfaces, use a non-abrasive liquid cleaner with a cloth and hot water. 

Tile and grout

Many shower walls and flooring are made with tile and grout. However, when grout is in contact with water for long periods, mildew can grow. Mildew is not the only concern since deterioration and damage can occur through regular use. Seal the tile and grout once a year for additional protection from mildew. You should also check for loose or damaged tile and cracked grout to prevent water from getting into the wall cavity. 

Regular shower and bathtub maintenance can save you time and distress in the future. These simple tips can prevent damages from happening and give you the tools to recognize common signs of pipe issues. Contact Best Plumbing for all your home plumbing needs!

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