Bathroom How To Guides

At Soakology we are passionate about both our customers and our products. As most people only change their bathroom once a decade they can’t be expected to navigate the many design changes and technical advances occurring over that time. That is why Soakology have created a pool of beginners tips, general information and instructions for our customers benefit called our ‘How to guides’. These are continually being posted with helpful articles to make your bathroom selection and installation as easy as possible. If there is an article you would like written for your particular bathroom dilemma or you need a beginner's tip for the bathroom please let us know and we will get right on it.

The Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

December 6, 2017

Whether you love or hate cleaning your bathroom, it's a job we all must do. Getting the cleaning balance just right can be tricky and it's a space that can get dirty very quickly, ironically. To help you with the struggle we've created a cleaning checklist to keep you on top of those jobs. Whether…
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How To Maintain A Toilet

Toilets are one of the most used pieces of furniture in the home and often taken for granted. Keeping them running smoothly is vital to the happiness and health of the family. This helpful article brings together ‘how to’ videos covering several aspects of toilet maintenance including the flush, dealing with blockages, detecting leaks and…
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How To Install A Close Coupled Toilet

There are many different types of toilets, available however generally you can sort them into five different categories: ● Close Coupled – this is where the cistern is attached and sitting directly on top of the pan. ● Wall Hung – this arrangement is where the toilet pan is hung on the wall or on…
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Tips For Creating An Under-Stairs Cloakroom

Having a second toilet is a great addition to your home. Not only does it ease queues for the bathroom, but it can also add value to your property. The most obvious place is under the stairs, but you can easily create a cloakroom in any unused downstairs space. Here are some tips to help…
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How To Fix A Dripping Tap

There aren’t many things more annoying than the sound of a dripping tap. Calling in a professional will set you back around £70, but with the right tools and a bit of time you can fix the problem yourself – at a cost of £3 (or the price of a new washer), along with the…
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Tips For Designing A Small Bathroom

When you are faced with a small space, planning and design become all the more important. The average bathroom in the UK gives you roughly three square metres of floor space to play with, so it is essential you make the most of it. Light up Good lighting is a priority in a small bathroom.…
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How To Remove Limescale In The Bathroom

Limescale is an off-white, chalky deposit that can be found on surfaces that come into regular contact with hard-water. Limescale can appear on many bathroom fittings and can leave chrome looking grey and dull. If left untreated, limescale can do serious damage, so it’s good to know how to remove it. Most limescale can be…
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How To Fit New Bathroom Taps

New taps can really refresh a bathroom, and contemporary fittings are generally much easier to use than some of the older models. However, many DIYers find the task of installing new taps something of a challenge. In fairness this is mainly due to inaccessibility and awkwardness of the pipework; it is actually a relatively straightforward…
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How To Fit A New Basin

Installing a bathroom sink or basin doesn’t necessarily have to mean a call to the plumber. By following some simple instructions, a confident and capable DIYer can easily master the task.  - Firstly, and perhaps obviously, ensure your water supply is turned off before you begin any work on your sink or basin (either via…
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How To Unblock A Toilet

To avoid any major issues or expensive call outs on Christmas Day here is a look at unblocking toilets without calling in the professionals. Plumbers can be quite costly and are not always necessary, sometimes it is worth carrying out these steps before making that dreaded call for backup. If you are having a go…
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How To Create A Relaxing Bathing Environment

There are many ways to create a relaxing bathroom to help you unwind and forget about the stresses of everyday life. 1. Organise your bathroom Even if you have a relatively small bathroom it is still a good idea to have some shelving or cupboard space to hide unsightly clutter, leaving worktops clear and tidy.…
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