For many homeowners, bathrooms are considered one of the most private rooms in your home.

So how can daily bathroom habits affect your bathroom pipes and fixtures?

Let’s find out:

  1. Your toilet has accidentally turned into a trash bin.

You need to realize that your toilet is not a trash bin, and at the bottom of your toilet are pipes that connect to the sewage tank. Waste Products, wet wipes, and paper towels belong in the garbage, and not in the toilet. If you are careless on this, you will find that your flush is not working and the waste won’t flush down the toilet pipes. Those pipes are not large enough to soak up everything you throw into it. This causes clogging and later you will have to pay upfront to get it fixed.  So use your toilets only for its purpose and not as a trash bin.

  1. You Treat Your Bathroom Like a Sauna

Most would agree that a long, hot shower is tough to beat after a strenuous day at work or during cold weather. Unfortunately, all that steam can lead to mold development in the nooks and crannies of your bathroom. If mold colonies are left untreated, they could potentially cause problems with your respiratory system, headaches, and other physical ailments. An easy way to prevent the mold is to run your exhaust fan during and after showers, or crack the window for the same effect.

  1. Long Hair, Don’t Care! … But You Probably Should

If your shower drain acts more like an hourglass, there’s a good possibility that hair is making its way into your pipes. The combination of hair, dirt, and soap scum is a recipe for clog disaster! Having filters at the top avoid the trouble. But these things need to be taken care of, otherwise there will not be proper waste water flow from the drains. Things clogging above and inside the drains will create one heck of havoc. So please care about the flow of waste water into your drains. Keep cleaning them periodically.

  1. Your Water Goes Hard in The Pipes.

If a white, chalky substance is laying claim to your showerhead and sink faucets, then you may have hard water. What this means is that prior to exiting your showerhead, the water comes in contact with rocks and soil, which in turn, increases mineral content and causes corrosion over time. A water softening system can be a great solution. One of the most advisable tips ever received is this. Implement this if you find the water is hard.

  1. Clogged drain? Your Remedy: Liquid Drain Cleaner

Say NO to liquid drain cleaners! The corrosive chemicals used in these products not only destroy your pipes, they are also terrible for the environment. The most effective way to safely unclog your drain is by snaking it out. Lucky for you, Payless Plumbing’s expert techs can have your drain flowing freely in no time!


Everyone has undoubtedly done something “harmful” to their bathroom plumbing at one point or another. What is important is to resolve the issues before they become bigger problems! If you are aware of the problem or would like an expert to inspect your bathroom, schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians.  Give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll provide you with Same Day Service, 7 Days a Week!