A backed up pipe in the bathroom is a drag, to say the least. It’s one of the most used rooms in the house, but have you been performing the proper maintenance on a regular basis? Direct Energy has a few tips to keep the plumbing in your washroom operating efficiently.


Hair and dental floss are not friends to your drains. When shed-resistant floss enters the sewage system, it bonds with other waste and forms large clumps that block pipes. Hair poses a similar problem. Discard hair and your used floss in the wastepaper basket and use strainers in the sink and tub to keep hair and soap clear of your pipes.


A dripping tap can waste of up to 15 gallons of water per day. That's a lot of water. Avoid wasting this precious resource and ensure taps are fully closed and replace any tap that continues to drip even when fully tightened shut.


Install low-flow showerheads and toilets. Think about it, a 10 minute shower with a conventional showerhead can use up to 42 gallons of water. Low-flow showerheads and toilets use far less water, which will save a few dollars on your water bill.