We talk a lot about dirt and grime in the bathroom – but did you know it’s possible for grime to build up in your bathroom’s pipes, too?

While this will never be an issue in a main bathroom, if you have a guest bathroom (or a holiday home) that’s infrequently used, you need to make sure you take some basic precautions.

One of the most important things to do is to keep water flowing through the pipes

The reason is two-fold:

Firstly, there is that grime we mentioned. A constant flow of water will make sure that debris and dust are washed through the pipe instead of accumulating as a clog.

Secondly, a steady flow of water ensures that no evaporation occurs, and so the ‘seal’ of the water in the pipes is maintained.

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So if you have a bathroom that’s less used, make sure you are letting water run through the pipes at least once a month. No need to pay for an emergency plumber when some simple maintenance will do!