How to Fix Common Bathroom Problems: A Full Guide

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If you’re like most people, you probably spend a good amount of time in your bathroom.

And, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably had to deal with common bathroom problems at one point or another.

Whether it’s a clogged toilet, a leaky faucet, or something else entirely, these problems can be pretty annoying – and they can often be difficult to fix.

In this blog post, we’ll provide a full guide on how to fix common bathroom problems.

We’ll cover everything from clogged toilets to leaky faucets so that you can troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself!

Fixing Common Bathroom Problems – A full guide on how to deal with them

Did you know that the average person spends about an hour in their bathroom each day?

That may not sound like a lot, but it does add up – which is why it’s important to ensure that your bathroom works correctly.

Unfortunately, from time to time, you might run into some common problems that can be pretty annoying and difficult to fix.

That is why you will have to have at least some knowledge of how you should deal with these issues.

You will have to understand how to remove glasses flushed down the toilet so you can unclog them or how to replace a broken faucet cartridge to stop the leak.

Luckily, most of these problems can be easily fixed with only basic tools and some know-how.

In this guide, we’ll cover everything from clogged toilets to leaking pipes so you can troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself.

So, let’s get started! 

Clogged Toilet

One of the most common bathroom problems is a clogged toilet.

This can be caused by flushing too much paper, toys, or other materials down the toilet.

The good news is that this problem isn’t usually difficult to fix.

You will need to remove the clog first.

You can do this by using a plunger or an auger (a tool with a flexible rod and a crank handle).

If these don’t work, you may need to use some chemical cleaners.

When it comes to clogged toilets, sometimes the clog is too large to be removed with a plunger or auger. In this case, you may need to call in a professional plumber. 

Leaky Faucet 

A leaky faucet is another common problem in bathrooms.

This can happen due to wear and tear on the washer, O-ring, or other faucet components.

To fix this issue, you’ll need to replace the defective parts.

You can find these parts at most home improvement stores.

When purchasing new parts, ensure you get your faucet’s correct size and type.

You’ll also need some tools, such as a wrench and screwdriver.

To replace the parts, first, turn off the water supply to the faucet using the shut-off valve or main water supply line.

Then, disassemble the faucet and replace the defective parts.

Finally, put everything back together and turn on the water supply. 

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Faulty Toilet Flush 

If your toilet doesn’t seem to be flushing properly, it may be due to a faulty valve or low water pressure.

To fix this problem, you’ll need to check the water level in the tank.

You’ll need to adjust the float valve if it’s too low.

The problem could be a faulty valve if the water level is normal.

To fix this issue, you’ll need to replace the valve using a new one from your local home improvement store.

Furthermore, if you have low water pressure, you can try adjusting the main shut-off valve or consider replacing the pipes in your bathroom.

Toilet flush issues can be tricky to fix, so if you’re having trouble, you may want to call a professional plumber for assistance. 

Dealing with Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are common problems in bathrooms due to the high humidity levels.

To prevent mold and mildew growth, you should keep your bathroom dry as much as possible.

Additionally, you can use a dehumidifier or an exhaust fan to reduce moisture levels in the air.

Also, make sure to clean your bathroom regularly with mild detergent and a damp cloth.

If the mold and mildew buildup is severe, you may need to use chemical cleaners or call a professional for help.

In many cases, mold and mildew can be prevented with regular cleaning and proper ventilation. 

Excess Water Build-up

Sometimes, your bathroom may be prone to water buildup due to a faulty drainage system.

This can cause the flooring or walls of your bathroom to become damp and even lead to flooding.

You’ll need to check your drainpipes for any clogs or blockages to fix this issue.

You may need to adjust the main shut-off valve or replace the pipes if there are no blockages.

You can also try using a drain snake to clear any blockages.

If all else fails, you may have to call a professional plumber for help.

Moreover, in most cases, this issue does not have anything to do with leaky pipes or faucets but instead is caused by a faulty drainage system.

Broken/Cracked Tiles

Whether on the floor or on the walls, cracked or broken tiles can give your bathroom an unappealing look.

To replace these tiles, first, you’ll need to remove the old ones by chipping away at the edges of the tile with a hammer and chisel.

Then, clean off any residue left behind and make sure to use a vacuum cleaner.

Next, measure the size of the old tile and purchase a new one in the same size.

Once you have the new tiles, use adhesive to attach them to the wall or floor.

Finally, apply grout around the edges of the tile and let it dry before walking on it or using any water in that area. 


As you can see, several common issues can occur in a bathroom.

With the right tools and knowledge, most of these problems can be fixed on your own.

However, if you’re having trouble or don’t feel comfortable attempting any repairs, you should always call a professional plumber for assistance.

Doing so will ensure that the job is done correctly and safely!

On the other hand, if dealing with these issues on your own, always wear the proper protective gear and follow all safety guidelines.

Russell Jones

Russell, a native Australian and VP of Operations at Phyxter Home Services, is also part-owner of Vernon Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electrical Services. When he's not busy with work projects and renovations, Russell enjoys putting his vast knowledge of home improvement to good use by sharing his tips and tricks.

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