Category: Showers & Tubs

Learn how to maintain your shower or tub, pick the rights parts for replacement, and diagnose issues that can stop you cold in your tracks.

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why does my hot water smell like bleach?

Why Does My Hot Water Smell Like Bleach?

If your hot water smells like bleach, it can be a cause for concern and may indicate several potential issues within your water system. This guide will provide some possible explanations, though you may need to  consult with a licensed professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate solutions. One of the most common reasons for


what is a slipper bathtub?

What is a Slipper Bathtub?

Those who are looking for luxurious features for their bathroom should certainly take the time to consider different tub styles and the slipper bathtub especially. While you might use the tub less than the shower, they are still an essential element of any bathroom to help you get that soak you deserve. Plus, as many


can a bad shower cartridge cause a water hammer?

Can a Bad Shower Cartridge Cause a Water Hammer?

Yes, a bad shower cartridge can cause a water hammer. You’ll find many people online complaining about the development of a water hammer in their home shortly after changing up their shower cartridge, so you’re not alone. However, the shower cartridge is not the only suspect if you have a sudden water hammer problem. Here’s


why does my shower make a squealing noise?

Why Does My Shower Make a Squealing Noise?

When you want to relax and have a refreshing shower, it is a little unnerving to be interrupted by a squealing noise. Depending on the noise and when it happens, a few different problems might be at the root of the unpleasant noise. Here are some potential causes to investigate by yourself or with a


why do showers wake you up?

Why Do Showers Wake You Up?

Why do showers wake you up? Actually, they may not. The time and temperature of your shower will impact your wakefulness differently. If you have a hot shower in the morning, the chances are that the shower itself is not waking you up but that you’re just slowly waking while in the shower. The water


hot shower vs. cold shower benefits

Hot Shower vs. Cold Shower Benefits

Chances are, you strongly prefer either a hot shower or a cold shower. But, proponents of either could stand to consider switching their temperature up a bit. Cold and hot showers each provide benefits, just different benefits. Which would be best for you? The Benefits of Cold Showers If you’re a fan of hot showers,


help! my shower drain is slow but not clogged

Help! My Shower Drain is Slow but Not Clogged

When you’re taking a shower and find yourself in standing water to your ankles, it’s time for a plumbing intervention. A shower drain that is slow but not clogged can and should be fixed. If not, that slow draining may stop altogether. Here’s what you need to know about your shower’s potential problems and how


shower drain smells like cabbage

Help! My Shower Drain Smells Like Cabbage!

Hey…hey guys…? My shower drain smells weird. Like, it’s all musty and gross and it smells like cabbage. It’s not supposed to smell like that, right? Can anyone tell me why my shower drain smells musty…and like cabbage…or rotten eggs…or sulfur…or sewage…? It’s not supposed to smell like anything! That’s gross!!! Actually Dude, That’s Growth


itchy feet after shower

Why Do My Feet Itch After A Shower?

Has this ever happened to you before? You’ve just finished a nice, hot shower, and are drying off, when you notice your feet are feeling itchy. Like really itchy. And the itch only gets worse the more you scratch it. Still worse, the itch starts to get more and more painful, like your foot is


a running shower

Does Shaving in the Shower Clog the Drain?

Does shaving in the shower clog the drain? While you may want to attribute shower drain clogs to longer hairs from your female family member’s heads, single men may know better. The truth is that shaving in the shower can clog it too, even though the hair from your face or legs is much shorter