The bathroom usually has the most pipes, drains, and plumbing fixtures of any room in the house. With that fact, comes the possibility of the most problems. In the Alabaster area, Superior Plumbing Inc. is your bathroom plumbing expert.
It has been estimated that a person spends an average of three years of their life on the toilet and that toilets use from 25% to 40% of the homes water consumption. Malfunction of a toilet’s inner workings can cause a toilet to “run.” This problem might be caused by a worn overflow pipe, flush valve, or flapper valve. Though not as noticeable as a dripping faucet, a running toilet will significantly increase your water bill wasting up to 200 gallons per day! Speaking of the cost of water, older toilets may use from 3.5 gallons up to 7 gallons of water per flush. The new low-flow toilets can use as little as 1.3 gallons while still maintaining strong flushing power. Toilets manufactured after 1994 must list gallons-per-flush (GPF) rating. There are new dual flush toilets with the option to use even less water for flushing liquid waste.
Toilets can develop leaks around the gasket seal between the bowl and floor. If the bowl doesn’t sit steady but rocks, the seal may be the problem. A major leak around the seal can cause floor and subfloor damage. Other leaks can be found if there are cracks in the bowl or tank, with the water supply line, or with the shut-off valve. Whether your toilet needs repair or replacement, call Superior Plumbing at (205) 942-5055.
Bathroom Shower & Bathtub
Sinks, tubs, and showers can all have similar problems: leaks in the water supply lines; dripping faucets; and clogged drains. Clogs can be a problem in every drain in the bathroom from hair washing in the tub/shower, shaving in the sink, and flushing little toys by curious toddlers. We can unclog all of your drains. Shower stalls can also have leaks in or around the shower pan. Unattended, shower pan leaks can cause floor and subfloor damage. Whatever your bathroom problem, call Superior Plumbing Inc. for fast, efficient repairs in Alabaster, AL area. No problem is too small or large for our service technicians.
The bathroom has moved beyond function to become a design statement. New fixtures and faucets can transform your dated bathroom. Have you been thinking about a Jacuzzi for your aching muscles? Maybe you’re wanting a “rain” showerhead? We can advise you on the water usage and whether you have sufficient pressure for the new luxury showerheads. Superior Plumbing Inc. can help with design suggestions and the latest trends for all your plumbing needs. We use only high quality materials from the leading plumbing manufacturers. Call Superior Plumbing Inc. (205) 942-5055
- The toilet is often called “the john” after Sir John Herrington who invented the first flushable toilet in 1596.
- Sir Thomas Crapper patented several toilet design improvements in the 1880s.
- The average roll of toilet paper weighs just over half a pound.