Why is it a good idea to use your plumbing fixtures? Just like anything if it is over used or under used it is not a good thing. If it is over used it will wear out or if it is not used it will cause parts to fail and break also. Plumbing fixtures have many parts and many of them tend to break down with no usage. The main plumbing fixture that usually break from no use is the toilet. The toilet has a seal between the tank and the bowl that can dry rot with no use. We recommend at least flushing your toilet once a week to keep this seal moist and not cause it to leak. The next plumbing fixture that needs to be used every so often is your shower especially if it is a newer style anti-scald type. If your newer shower valve goes unused this can cause the balancing spool to get stuck in either the hot or cold position causing it to lose either hot or cold water. We suggest using the shower valve once every couple of weeks turning it on from cold to hot. Unused bathrooms are very common in larger homes it is still a good idea to go in and flush the toilet and use that bathroom once in a while to prevent plumbing failures. If you need a plumbing fixture repaired in Apopka please call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-710-0210. Apopka Plumber | Drain Genie Plumbing Services thumbnail We also serve Longwood, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Casselberry, Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Deltona, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs,  and all of Central Florida.