A recent survey has revealed that when it comes to some of the most common bathroom issues, many of us are experiencing our very own Groundhog Day, by waking up to the same problems day in, day out. We take a look at these issues and how you can fix them quickly and easily.
In the classic 90s film "Groundhog Day", based around the annual celebration of the same name that takes place on 2nd February in the USA, Bill Murray plays a TV Weatherman who is doomed to repeat the same day over and over again, no matter what he does. Whereas the film is entirely fictional, it does seem that, in reality, many people are waking up to the same bathroom issues every single morning.
Common bathroom issues
Out of all the most common bathroom issues, half of those questioned cited a lack of storage as a problem in their bathroom, whilst 43% said they had a loose or broken toilet seat that hadn't been fixed.
Other issues that particularly irritated bathroom users include mouldy grouting, a leaky shower enclosure or screen and a faulty flush.
Has your nice white grouting lost its lustre?
Whilst all these issues may seem trivial, you might be wondering why they simply don't get fixed. So we asked that very question.
Why don't we fix our bathroom issues?
29% of those who completed our survey pointed to the effort involved as the reason why they hadn't sorted their issues, whilst 28% said that a lack of time was the main reason why the simply hadn't got round to this.
9% felt they couldn't find a suitable replacement product and 8% simply felt the cost was too great.
A loose or broken seat really isn't hard to fix
So it would appear that, with the busy lives we lead, we simply can't find the time or summon the effort to fix all the little problems in our homes.
What can you do?
If you are experiencing your very own Groundhog Day, there are a few things you can do to break the cycle.
Check out our handy advice section
Set half an hour aside on an evening or weekend and arm yourself with practical tips and step-by-step how-to guides from our advice section. We guarantee, you'll soon be whizzing through all those irritating little jobs in a jiffy.
Find a replacement item
With loose or broken toilet seats being one of the most common problems among our respondents, why not take a look at our Toilet seat buying guide, or find the right sized seat for your toilet. If it's a faulty flush you're suffering with, check out our Toilet troubleshooting guide. We also stock toilet fittings, including replacement parts for flushes.
Discolouration between your tiles needn't bother you any more. Simply get an old toothbrush, don a pair of rubber gloves and fill a container with a mix of bleach and bicarb of soda. White wine vinegar can also be used to get those walls and floors gleaming again.
Let us know how you get on fixing your bathroom issues by leaving a comment below.