If you’re never fixed anything in your home, you may be worried about taking on a bathroom project. However, there are many small repairs that are easy to handle on your own. Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a cracked toilet seal, you can make these repairs. Best of all, you’ll save hundreds off the repair bills.
Replace Toilet Seal
A toilet seal is easy to replace. Once you’ve turned off the water supply, you’ll need to drain the toilet to remove the water by flushing until the water is gone. You then disconnect the supply line and unbolt the toilet from the floor. Rock the toilet back and forth to break the seal and set the toilet to the side. Scrap away any of the leftover wax from the seal and replace with a new seal. Press down on the seal and then level the toilet back in place. Sit on the toilet to ensure a good seal, screw the nuts back into place, and attach the supply line. Turn on the water supply and allow water to fill in the toilet, then flush a few times to insure that the seal isn’t leaking. Seal the area around the toilet with caulk and you’re done.
Recaulk the Tub and Shower
When the caulk around a tub and shower becomes loose, water is allowed to puddle and drip behind the tub. This can lead to mold issues and structural damage to the wall and flooring. To replace the caulk, remove the old caulk with a scraper and thoroughly clean the area. Allow the area to dry for a few hours and recaulk the area with shower and tub caulk. Use a caulk spreading tool to insure a tight seal and allow the caulk to dry at least 24 hours before using the tub or shower.
Fix the Leaky Faucet
That drip, drip, drip is enough to drive anyone insane. Instead of putting up with the leaky faucet on your bathroom sink, replace the faucet. This is easily done by turning off the water supply, unhooking the water lines from the faucet, unbolting the faucet and breaking the caulk seal between the sink and faucet. Carefully line up the new faucet with the sink holes and bolt into place. Reattach the water lines and turn on the water supply. Turn on the water and check the supply lines to make sure they are connected good and caulk around the faucet to create a tight seal.
These are just a few of the simple bathroom repairs you can complete without hiring a handy man. Best of all, you’ll save tons of money doing these projects yourself. For more information about plumbing tips you may visit www.drdrip.com.au.
About the Author: Allen Williams and his wife just refinished their master bathroom. They added a bidet seat. If you’ve never had one, you should try it out!