3 Toilet Maintenance Challenges
While the one thing most Chandler homeowners do not want to do is perform maintenance on their toilet, there are times that you may not have any choice. The toilet is something you just can’t do without in your home. The best thing you can do is learn about some of the more common maintenance issues so that you can be prepared if something does happen. However, as more homeowners often cause more issues with their toilet when trying to do a repair, you may find that calling a plumber is the most logical solution.
The flapper is located inside the tank and, when you flush the toilet, it lifts up and allows the water in the tank to flush the toilet. If you notice that your toilet is flushing slowly or too quickly, you may need to replace the flapper. While this may seem like a simple fix, if you do not install it correctly or it is not adjusted correctly, you may have phantom flushes, which is when your toilet seems to flush all by itself.
If you notice that there is always water on the floor around your toilet, you may find that the seals in your toilet are leaking. There is no quick fix for this as the seals must be replaced. This involves removing the toilet from the base and installing a new seal between the toilet and the floor. At this time, the rest of the seals should be checked for leaks. These are located at the mounting bolts and at the base of the ballcock.
No homeowner wants to hear the word clog when it comes to their toilet, but it is a very common problem that is usually caused by either too much toilet paper or trying to flush the wrong things down the toilet. Most clogs can be taken care of with a plunger. However, if the clog is too much for the plunger, you can use a snake to unclog it. However, as you can easily damage the toilet and pipes, you may want to call in a plumber to help you solve this problem. No Chandler homeowner wants to deal with toilet problems. Thankfully, a plumber is experienced in all kinds of issues that can happen. Whether it is a leaking seal or you are experiencing a clog that your plunger can’t fix, a professional can handle it for you.
Are you having trouble with your Chandler, AZ plumbing system? Call ABC Plumbing & Rooter at (480) 726-1600 for all your repair needs.