The bathroom is one of the most used areas in any home, and that means the toilet plays a big role in the lives of every member of your household. Is it any wonder that professional plumbers regularly get requests to fix and replace toilets? Below are some of the most commonly-reported toilet issues:
- The toilet doesn’t flush completely. A weak flush, or a partial flush, could be an indicator that the internal mechanism is failing. You may not need a completely new toilet, depending upon how old your toilet is, but you may need new assembly parts.
- The toilet flushes repeatedly throughout the day. The bad news is that this means there is a leak somewhere. The good news is that the fix can be as simple as a new flapper.cheerful leprechaun with treasure
- The water in the toilet bowl keeps going down. This indicates that there’s a hole allowing the water to leave the bowl prematurely, or something that is keeping the drain open rather than letting it close.
- Whenever you flush the toilet, you can hear weird noises coming from the surrounding sink, shower and/or tub water pipes. Something’s clogging the pipes, and it could be a number of items. A plumber can find out what it is, and make a plan for getting it out or through!
- There’s water pooling around the bottom of the toilet. This can be a major headache, especially since sitting water can rapidly damage your subfloor. There are many factors to consider if you notice water around your toilet, so get a technician onsite as soon as you can to give a knowledgeable diagnosis.
- The toilet is clogged. This is bound to happen to at least one of the toilets in your home sooner or later. If you can’t unclog the toilet with a plunger, it’s time to pick up the phone and make an appointment with a local plumber. The obstruction may be something that’s too complex for you to handle without proper tools and assistance.
Many toilet problems are just a matter of getting repair work done, but if you do need to upgrade your toilet, you’re in luck. There are tons of options available on the market, including dual-flush units that help save you money by offering low- and high-flush choices. Call Pronto Plumbing, your central PA plumbing company, at 717-470-8201 for an appointment with a white shirt tech today.