Almost every homeowner has a few essential tools on hand to remedy some minor toilet emergencies. Often, a clogged toilet may need a little elbow grease and a plunger to work as intended. If a homeowner is handy around the house, then he can generally handle a small repair such as changing out a flush level or replacing a flush valve. However, large toilet repair jobs need professional attention. Trying to repair some major issues such leaking toilets on your own could lead to bigger problems later. Therefore, the professionals at Rich Plumbing and HVAC are needed when major toilet repair is required for your bathroom.
Fully operating toilets are very important in homes and buildings. They serve the purpose of not only collecting human waste but also keeping the home hygienic and sanitary. If a home or building owner is experiencing problems with toilets, then there may be a few troubleshooting steps that he can perform depending on the severity of the problem. However, addressing a problem on your own can lead to sanitary issues that may further result in health problems. Thus, toilet repair is better handled by professionals who can provide solutions to all toilet issues, including tank leaks, poor flushing, and excessive noise.
Running Toilet - A Common Problem
Jiggling the flush handle to stabilize a toilet after flushing means that there may be something wrong with the toilet's internal mechanism. Toilets typically run when the flapper valve that allows the water to pass from the tank to the bowl no longer fits properly. In addition, a running toilet may also mean that the float is imbalanced or the fill tube is loose. Although toilet repair kits work for most models and require little effort to install, toilets occasionally run for more complex reasons. For these cases, it is best to call a professional to take a look at the problem and determine its root cause.
If you have already replaced the flapper, float apparatus, and fill tube and the toilet still runs, then your toilet may have sediment that is affecting proper flushing and filling. In addition, leaks can range in different intensities. Just because you don't see a leak or a pool of water collecting does not mean that a leak is not present. Higher water bills could also indicate a silent leak. To detect a silent leak in your toilet, you may add a few drops of food coloring to the upper tank and wait for about 30 minutes. Look in the bowl for any hint of color. If you see tinted water, then your flapper valve is not working as it should.
Clogged Toilet - A Very Bad Problem
When the water that goes into the toilet does not go down, a partial or complete clog may be present. A worse case is that sewage backup may be imminent. Although a plunger can usually solve the issue quickly, a persistence of this problem could mean a deeper problem that needs to be addressed. Commercial clog removers are safe for most toilets for occasional use, but these caustic materials can damage some piping materials if used too frequently. If you find yourself dealing with a clogged toilet on a regular basis, then it’s probably time to call a professional.
Professional Toilet Repair
Trying to fix your toilet’s problems over and over again can be a frustrating process. When you choose Rich Plumbing and HVAC for professional toilet repair services, one of our plumbers will come out to your home to examine your bathroom plumbing system. Rich Plumbing and HVAC will work to find the source of your toilet’s problems, whether it is a defective part, a burst pipe, or an incorrect setting of the tank float ball. Our plumbers have the necessary training and experience to assess your toilet’s needs and complete the repairs quickly and efficiently. You can trust Rich Plumbing and HVAC to get your toilet’s flushing back on track in no time.
Contact us today for professional toilet repair services.