The main reason given for not caulking around toilet bases is that it could hide leaks and the resulting damage could become severe. While that thought process would be true if there was a sudden and major break in a pipe, the majority of leaks are small and don’t spread onto the bathroom floor, but instead soak into the underlying structure. Learn more about caulking around the toilet base in a bathroom.
Factors that impact the overall shower remodel cost include the condition of the old shower, the size of the shower, extent of the remodel, material and fixtures, and cost of materials and labor in your area. Learn about factors and costs to consider when remodeling a shower.
Nonferrous metals like copper don't ‘rust’, however, they do eventually oxidize—or corrode. Copper is easy to clean and it’s possible to protect copper by applying a clear lacquer. Learn about what causes copper to oxidize and how it can be prevented.
How long a water heater lasts depends on how well it is maintained and the type of water heater. Traditional tank storage water heaters can last between 10-15 years, and tankless models can last 20 years or more. Signs that your water heater needs to be replaced include odd sounds emanating from it, inconsistent or no hot water, discolored water, visible corrosion on the tank, and the water heater leaking. If you see any of these signs, it’s time to replace your water heater.
Toilet tanks usually sweat as a result of too much humidity in the bathroom. To reduce the likelihood of toilet tank sweat, take steps to lower the humidity in the bathroom, including regularly running air conditioning units or dehumidifiers, which will help reduce condensation on the toilet tank.