Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

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FAQ Header Image (What is the purpose of a shower cartridge?)

Shower cartridges can be found within any working shower system.

The purpose of a shower cartridge is to regulate the flow of water which emanates from the shower head.

FAQ Header Image (Can I use plumber's putty on a shower head?)

You should never use plumber’s putty, also known as pipe dope, when installing shower heads or bathtub spouts.

Such materials have the potential to react with the plastic parts of shower systems, and can ultimately cause breakages as a result.

FAQ Header Image (Can tempered glass be cut or drilled?)

No. Under no circumstances can tempered glass, used in the construction of shower doors and enclosures, be cut or drilled.

Tempered glass would shatter completely if any attempt is made to cut or drill it.

If you need to create a hole in your shower glass, it will have to be done prior to the start of the tempering process.

Generally, a shower door should be anywhere between 22 inches and 36 inches wide, which translates to between 55 and 91cm, or 550 and 910mm.

If you require a particularly large shower enclosure with a door that exceeds 36 inches in width, you might need to fit an extra panel to the door in order to adequately support the structure’s weight.

FAQ Header Image (Why is my power shower so noisy?)

Power showers can be noisy, giving off a buzzing or clicking sound, when the shower pump is jammed or blocked.

This happens as a result of dirt or debris building up within the shower system, possibly blocking a filter or jamming the pump.

Pressure is created by the unwanted debris on the system, leading to a buzzing or clicking sound emerging when the shower is in operation.

To combat the sound, give the inside of the system a thorough clean to rid it of any grime or dirt.

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FAQ Header Image (Will a warm bathroom have less condensation?)

Yes, it is true that a warmer bathroom area, or any other space for that matter, will be less susceptible to condensation, given that the typically cold surfaces will increase in temperature. The fitting of the likes of heated towel rails and dry heat bathroom radiators can help in this regard.

For more helpful hints and advice on tackling bathroom condensation, explore our blog, How To Deal With Bathroom Condensation.

FAQ Header Image (How do you stop bathroom mirrors from steaming up?)

Bathroom mirrors can steam up quickly as a result of condensation, but some measures can be taken to combat the occurrence. A heated demister pad can be fitted to keep your mirror surface warm and prevent condensation from forming. Or, if you aren’t keen on investing in a new or improved bathroom mirror, you can choose to lace the reflective surface with shaving foam before wiping it clean using a towel, ensuring a fog-free frame for some time.

Another means for wiping down your mirror is to do so with a half-and-half water and vinegar solution. You should pour these contents into a spray bottle and add a couple of drops of washing up liquid then wipe down with a towel or cloth to make the mirror steam-free for a few days. A newspaper can be used as an alternative to guarantee a streak-free finish.

To discover more handy hints and tips on tackling bathroom condensation, take a look at our dedicated blog, How To Deal With Bathroom Condensation.

FAQ Header Image (How do you stop bathroom condensation?)

There are a few easy steps you can take to reduce bathroom condensation and prevent the growth of mould, although it isn’t possible to stop condensation entirely.

Simply opening a window, using an extractor fan and wiping down cold surfaces like mirrors and windows are amongst the fuss-free vices to combat condensation. Meanwhile, the installation of underfloor heating and double glazing are more involved methods of condensation prevention.

For a more detailed insight, browse our dedicated blog, How To Deal With Bathroom Condensation.

FAQ Header Image (Can bathroom condensation cause mould?)

Yes, it is possible that bathroom condensation can lead to the formation of mould eventually if not dealt with properly. There are a number of measures that can be taken to tackle condensation in the bathroom, with opening a window and wiping down cold surfaces like windows and mirrors amongst the simplest of them.

For further information about bathroom condensation and how to prevent it from leading to mould forming, explore our dedicated blog, How To Deal With Bathroom Condensation.

FAQ Header Image (What is bathroom condensation?)

Bathroom condensation concerns air, water vapour and temperature, all of which are typically released into the air as moisture when bathroom users are enjoying a bath or shower.

When this moisture combines with the air as water vapour, it ultimately touches a cold surface like mirrors or windows and forms droplets. Hotter water vapour enables the air to hold more moisture, and plenty of steam emerges from the water as a result.

To find out more about condensation in the bathroom and how to combat it, take a look at our blog, How To Deal With Bathroom Condensation.