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Your Guide to Fixing Common Bathroom Repairs in Boulder

Whether it’s your master bath, a powder room for guests, or the bathroom your kids use, your bathroom is an area of your home that receives a lot of use. Like most areas of your home that are used frequently, over time it will need a variety of bathroom repairs completed.

From fixing leaky faucets and broken tiles to installing a new toilet or shower doors, our professional, courteous and skillful technicians are available to help you tackle your bathroom repairs to-do list. Continue reading to learn how to handle typical bathroom repairs and discover when it's best to call the Broomfield handyman pros at Mr. Handyman.

Poor Ventilation

Poor ventilation in your bathroom can cause water damage as it won’t be effectively reducing humidity and moisture. If you notice that the humidity in your bathroom is taking longer to go away—for instance the fog on your bathroom mirror is taking longer than usual to dissipate—then it could be because there is an issue with your vents.

Damaged fans and vents need to be replaced promptly. The professional technicians at Mr. Handyman Broomfield are very experienced at bathroom fan installation and repair. By installing new fans and vents, our team will help protect your home from common bathroom repairs like peeling paint, condensation, water damage and discoloration on surfaces.

Caulking

Did you know that tubs with poor caulking let water seep behind walls and under the floors? This damages wood, drywall and possibly even the ceiling below your bathroom. While the pros at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie are able to restore the look of your tub and stop water damage with a professional caulking service, if you are DIY inclined then follow these steps to complete this easy bathroom repair:

1. Use caulk remover to loosen the old caulking. Apply in a thick layer and let it sit for a few hours.

2. Using a razor or utility knife, scrape away the loosened caulking.

3. Once the old caulking has been removed, use warm water and soap (or water and a small amount of bleach) to clean the remaining tiles and grout. Let the area dry completely.

4. Use painter’s tape to protect your tub and tiling. Frame the gap left by the old caulking with the tape.

5. Cut the tip of your caulking gun to match the gap width.

6. Hold the gun at a 90-degree angle and begin to fill the gap with new caulking.

7. Use your finger to finesse the caulking. Wet your hands first, and then swipe your fingers along the caulk to remove any excess.

8. Remove the tape while the caulk is still wet.

9. Allow the caulk to dry completely. Depending on the manufacturer’s instructions, this could take between one and 10 days.

Leaky Shower Head

A leaking shower head is both an annoying bathroom repair and it can impact your water bill. However, before you start searching for a replacement, call the pros at Mr. Handyman Broomfield at 303-647-9132. Our technicians can fix leaks, clogs and many other concerns you have with your shower head. If your shower head is too damaged to be fixed, we will help you get a fixture that works best for you and your family.

Leaky Faucet

Leaking faucets can waste a significant amount of water, which is both bad for the environment and for your energy bill. Our Broomfield handymen can help you replace your leaking faucets with new fixtures that match your bathroom decor and your family’s needs.

Drywall Repairs and Finishing

Water damage, cracks and dents in your drywall need to be repaired or replaced immediately. If there is a problem with your drywall, this impacts the overall aesthetic and safety of your home. Our expert technicians can complete various drywall bathroom repairs, like tapping, mudding, replacing old drywall and refinishing your damaged drywall so that it looks good as new—while also checking to see if there may be an underlying structural problem that has caused your drywall to crack or dent.

Slow Drains

Slow drains are often a sign of buildup in your plumbing system. One of the best DIY methods to solve this common bathroom repair is by using baking soda and vinegar. The chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar helps remove gunk, soap scum and hair from your bathroom sinks and tub. Follow these steps to use baking soda and vinegar to fix your slow drains:

1. Pour boiling water down the drain. This will help knock away any buildup and prepare the baking soda and vinegar to do their job.

2. Push one cup of baking soda into your drain. You can use a kitchen spoon or spatula to reach more deeply into the drain.

3. Pour one cup of vinegar into the drain.

4. Quickly close the drain. This prevents the chemical reaction from spilling up into your sink, tub or shower and ensures it pushes through the grime in your plumbing.

5. Follow by pouring more boiling water into the drain to flush any excess buildup away.

Clogged Drains

If you can’t get your drains clear with the baking soda and vinegar method, you may need to try to unclog the drains manually. The best way to fix this bothersome bathroom repair is by using a metal hanger to remove any material that is clogging your sink, tub or shower. Often, the culprit of clogged drains in your bathroom is hair.

To remove buildup that is clogging your bathroom drains with a metal hanger, follow these steps:

1. Procure a metal hanger and bend it into shape. The hanger should be straightened, with one end bent into a hook.

2. Reach the hanger—hook side first—into the clogged drain. Fish around in the drain until you feel the clog.

3. Pull the hanger up and throw the material clogging your drain. Gather and dispose the gunk into the garbage.

4. Repeat this process until the drain is cleared.

5. Use boiling water or baking soda and vinegar to flush away any residual buildup.

Weak Water Pressure

Weak water pressure is typically caused by limescale buildup on your shower head. To get rid of the limescale buildup, use a descaling solution. Or, you can remove the shower head and put it in a bucket of white vinegar for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, rinse your shower head in water. The limescale should be dissolved.

If cleaning your shower head is not enough to fix the weak water pressure, contact our courteous technicians at 303-647-9132 or online. We are more than happy to help you replace your old shower head with a new fixture and check this bathroom repair job off your to-do list.

Light Fixture Installation and Repair

The lighting in your bathroom changes the space’s overall atmosphere. Whether you want completely new lighting fixtures to update your bathroom or you need help changing hard-to-reach light bulbs, give our team of experts a call at 303-647-9132 or connect with us online.

Running Toilet

Did you know that a constantly running toilet can increase your water bill drastically, and that it’s often an easy fix? By opening up your toilet’s tank, you may be able to solve your running toilet problem by yourself. Take a look inside your toilet to troubleshoot these easy bathroom repairs:

  • The flapper seal is not working correctly. This seal is what enables your toilet’s tank to fill up with water, prompting the float to trigger the toilet to stop running. If the seal is broken or missing the mark, the toilet will continuously run. You may need to replace the seal or move it back into place.

  • The flapper chain is stuck. This may cause the flapper seal not to close fully and make the toilet run because the tank can’t fill up. You may need to adjust the chain length so that the seal works correctly.

  • The water is too low for the float. The toilet float needs to reach a specific level to trigger the toilet to stop running. If there is not enough water in the tank, it will not reach this level. Add water to the tank manually to get the float at the correct level. You will know when it reaches this level since the toilet will stop running.

Clogged Toilet

No one likes to deal with a clogged toilet. The best way to solve this bathroom repair problem quickly is with a plunger. To use a plunger to get rid of a clogged toilet, follow these steps:

1. Turn off the water to the toilet to prevent flooding or overflow. This will be a small valve on the wall or behind the toilet. Rotate the valve clockwise to turn off the water supply.

2. Check that the flapper seal is in the correct place so that water does not run in the toilet. The flapper seal is located in the tank.

3. Be mindful of potential spills and cover the floor around the toilet with old towels.

4. If the water level in the toilet is very high, you will have to bail some of it out before you can use the plunger. Wear rubber gloves and use a bucket to remove the water. This dirty water can be disposed of in a different toilet, or put back into your toilet once the clog is gone.

5. Use the correct plunger—look for a toilet or flange plunger. Place the plunger in the toilet so that it fully covers the drain hole.

6. Slowly move the plunger up and down to a count of ten before removing it to see if the clog is gone. Repeat a few times if necessary.

7. Once the clog is removed, turn the water supply back on and flush your toilet.

8. If needed, pour any excess water back into the toilet and flush.

Toilet Installation

Do you need a new toilet put into your bathroom? This is a task best left to the pros at Mr. Handyman Broomfield. Our expert crew can efficiently install a new toilet so that you don’t have to deal with the stress or hassle of having to do it yourself. Our courteous handymen will also clean the job site after the installation is complete so that your bathroom is as tidy as we found it.

Shower Door Installation and Repair

Whether you want to replace your shower curtain with a sliding glass door, or your shower door has come off its rails, our technicians can help. Installing a new shower door or fixing a damaged one is a time-consuming bathroom repair task. Let us handle this to-do so that you don’t have to. Our technicians will arrive promptly to your home with all the required equipment and skills to take care of the shower door installation or repair task quickly and correctly.

Tile Installation and Repairs

If you are looking to completely remodel your shower floor or walls, then the team at Mr. Handyman Brookfield is the perfect choice to professionally install your new tiling. Not only do each of our technicians have more than 10 years on average in the trades, but we are also experts when it comes to installing a variety of different tiles—from porcelain and ceramic to slate, marble and glass. Get in touch today at 303-647-9132 to inquire about our tile installation and repair services.

However, if you need to repair one chip or crack in a tile in your bathroom—while we are more than happy to help with that too—if you’re a DIYer at heart then follow the guide below to fix this bathroom repair task:

1. Using tile cleaner, dish soap or bleach, clean the damaged tile and surrounding grout thoroughly. Let this area dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

2. Choose clear or white epoxy and mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Be careful not to get epoxy on the grout around the damaged tile.

4. Using a toothpick or craft stick, apply epoxy to the tile in thin layers over a period of 30 minutes.

5. Using a paint that matches your tile, select a small paint brush and carefully apply two coats of paint over the epoxy.

6. Let the paint cure—this process could take a few days or a few hours depending on the paint.

7. Using a water-based urethane, seal the paint patch with three coats and allow it to dry completely.

8. Do not step on or use the repaired tile for 24 hours.

Vanity and Bathroom Mirror Installation

Have you picked out a new vanity that you think would really take your master bath to the next level? If you need help picking up and/or installing your new vanity, the team at Mr. Handyman Broomfield is happy to help. We will carefully install your vanity while ensuring we do not make a mess of your home. Any mess we do make, we will thoughtfully clean up before leaving.

Book a Technician for Your Bathrooms Repairs Today!

Are you ready to check off your bathroom repair to-do list with the help of the pros at Mr. Handyman Broomfield? Give us a call today at 303-647-9132 or request a service online to get started today.

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