After a long day at work, the gym, or even just when you wake up, taking a shower can be a wonderful method of relaxing and re-energizing. Whether you are one of the many that enjoy long, hot showers after the gym or maybe a colder one in the morning to wake you up, taking a shower is a staple in many people’s daily routine.
While you may think that taking a shower can cause no harm, some of the most common showering activities can actually causing a great amount of damage to your bathroom and plumbing. Here are some of the most common bad showering habits that are damaging your home’s plumbing system.
- Taking LONG and HOT Showers: Yes, a long and hot shower can be nice sometimes but taking them routinely causes problems not only to your bathroom but yourself as well. These types of showers will dry out your skin and destroy your bathroom at the same time. The warm, moist air harbors an excellent environment for mold to grow in your bathroom. If you are reluctant to give up your hot showers, keep the bathroom door open and the bathroom fan running to ensure circulation is happening.
- Leaving Your Loofah In The Shower: This seems like an odd one but it’s actually really gross. While it may seem like the right thing to do, leaving your loofah in the shower can allow for bacteria growth. The loofah consistently being exposed to the warm and moist environment of the surrounding shower area harbors a more than ideal location for bacteria to grow. Think about it, what’s the point of taking a shower if you’re going to use a bacteria covered loofah to “clean” yourself.
- Leaving Hair Down The Drain: One of the worst things you can do for your plumbing system is to allow hair and debris to wash down your drain. It may seem that one hair here and there won’t do that much damage but over time these hairs and debris will build up and cause blockages in your system. Not only will this cause slow drainage but over time the collection of hair can also cause a complete drain blockage.
- Leaving Water On The Floor: You wouldn’t leave water on the floor of your kitchen or living room so why would you leave it on your bathroom floor? You really shouldn’t! The excess water can cause massive amounts of damage over time. From the growth of mold in your bathroom to warping the floor, it’s important to wipe up any extra water on the floor after your shower.
Whether you fall into these habits or not, keeping your bathroom clean and functional is something everyone wants to do! For any of your plumbing needs, call the professionals at Miller’s Services at (804)758-4314 or visit our website, www.millers-va.com for more information.