Household fixtures that are constantly exposed to water are prone to getting damaged or ruined due to the continuous exposure. The most common victims are plumbing and other bathroom amenities as they are regularly used and are always exposed to water more times than any other fixtures. While they may be made to strongly endure water exposure, not all plumbing fixtures are created “equally”; they are not entirely immune to water damage and some can get damaged earlier or faster than others.
Over time, there are common problems that you may encounter due to water damage on bathroom fixtures, such as: clogged showerheads, especially if coupled with hard water buildup around the openings in your shower head; soap scum or “soap curd” on tubs, showers and other surfaces; permanent damage to plumbing fixtures such as discoloration due to chemicals eating through the coating; leakage which, when not addressed after long, can slowly damage areas where the water leaks; permanent damage to glass shower doors due to chemicals; and increased water heater energy consumption.
However, not all hope is lost. Despite the inevitability of water damage over time, you can prolong the usability and ‘life’ of your bathroom fixtures by using one or more of these several methods for maintaining your bathroom fixtures: water conditioning systems, reducing water pressure, and water heater maintenance.
Find out more about how you can help fixtures last longer and perform more efficiently with this infographic: