Lynnwood, WA, is a beautiful area. That’s because the city works hard to preserve, plant, and protect the area’s greenery—and the effect is apparent.

Every corner of Lynnwood is filled with lush parks and verdant gardens. So it is no surprise when friends and family choose your home as their holiday destination.

If you have guests on the way this year, however, you may wonder whether your plumbing is up to the task. For this very reason, Steve’s Plumbing has created a checklist for guest bathrooms. Check it out and give us a call if you discover you need professional help.

Step One: Check Your Toilet

Your toilet is arguably the most important fixture in your guest bathroom. If it’s not working, you might as well send everyone home. That’s why we’ve made the toilet your first stop on our checklist.

Between the bowl, the tank, and the flush lever, your toilet seems simple enough. But things can get complicated fast.

Here is a list of common problems you might run into:

  • Clogs
  • Leaks
  • Low water fill
  • Rusting
  • Rocking

Some of these problems (like clogging) can be fixed at home. Others require professional toilet repair.

If the water in your bowl is low, you may especially be in need of our help. The root of the problem could be anything from a faulty vent to a cracked bowl, a damaged valve, or a damaged fill tube.

With guests on their way, you don’t have time for guesswork. A professional repair team can resolve the problem quickly.

Step Two: Check Your Faucets and Fixtures

Next stop, faucets and fixtures! Leaky faucets are more than annoying. Sometimes, the drip, drip, drip of a faucet signals that a bigger problem lies under the surface. That’s why it is always a good idea to hire a professional for faucet repair.

If you have stepped into your guest bathroom for the first time in a while and find that the faucet is leaking, call right away. These types of leaks result in higher utility bills and can compromise the other fixtures in your guest bathroom.

While you are checking out your faucets, give the room’s other fixtures a once-over. If you notice any wear or tear, it may be time for a replacement.

Fortunately, modern plumbing fixtures are designed to last well over a decade. They also offer these desirable benefits:

  • Improved function
  • Long-lasting design
  • Durable materials
  • Lifetime warranties

With promises like these, you know the investment is worth its initial cost. Plus, your guests will be thrilled with the shiny new effect these upgrades have on your bathroom!

Step Three: Clear Your Drains

No one wants to step into the shower and find three inches of standing water at the bottom of the tub. If your drains are sluggish, it may be time for drain cleaning services.

Keep an eye out for these warning signs that your drains need attention:

  • Slowly draining water
  • Unexplained foul odor
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Constant clogging and overflowing

Are you tired of having to pull out the liquid drain cleaner once a week? Then it’s time to call a professional plumber.

Hydro-jetting clears a clogged drain entirely and works for any type of clog. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly and will save you the use of harsh chemical products that can damage your pipes.

Step Four: Prepare Your Water Heater

If your toilet is the bathroom’s most important fixture, your water heater is a very close second. As you anticipate an influx of people to your home, make sure your water heater can handle the new additions.

Start by checking for any of these conditions:

  • Rust-colored water
  • Foul-smelling water
  • Insufficient hot water
  • Strange noises coming from water heater
  • Problems keeping pilot light lit

If you’ve noticed any of these problems, it may be time for water heater repair or replacement. And if your water heater is running great but is more than 10 years old, it doesn’t hurt to have a professional do a maintenance check.

Call Us If You Find Any Problems — We Can Help!

Now that you have performed a quick run-through of your guest bathroom, you have all of the information you need to schedule an appointment. And when you need a plumber, you should always turn to Steve’s Plumbing.

We have years of experience with everything from shower repair to water heater replacement. Plus, we work with the industry’s best products and supplies.

And because we know that the holidays are already an expensive time, we offer 0% financing for 12 months. Give us a call if you need a plumber near me!