A stitch in time…Makes good sense and saves money
What to look for:
Leaking sanitary facilities can cause permanent damage to walls and both supply and waste pipe-work should be checked for leaks. The use of strong bleach and occasionally caustic soda can ensure that blockages are avoided.
Chipped porcelain and damaged vitreous enamel (used on baths) is difficult to repair in historic fittings and it may be necessary to live with the character resulting. There are specialist firms that can re-enamel the baths or undertake repairs to the enamel to prevent the metal from rusting and breaking. Stains and discoloration can be reduced with non-abrasive solutions and lime-scale can be removed with suitable de-scaler preparations.