What Could Possibly Go wrong With Your Toilet?
We love our toilets. Sometimes more reading can be done in the bathroom than at the library. In addition to reading, we text, watch television, talk on the phone or just stare off into space.
Some homes have just one toilet. Most homes have at least two toilets. Some huge homes have five or six! Then there is the ever popular half bath with the toilet and the sink, but no shower or tub. This half bath is often a good use for the space under the stairs.
Yes we love our toilets, except when they are not working properly. The worst fear is a toilet that doesn’t flush all the way and as you watch the water rise, you freeze in your tracks and stare in disbelief; you mumble some expletives, look frantically for the plunger which isn’t there because it is in the other bathroom. You now realize it is too late to try and turn the water to the toilet off because it is hard to reach behind the commode to turn the valve.
So now you are watching and listening to water cascade over the top of the bowl and onto your floor and rug, or worse yet the wood floor you just put in. the second fear begins to pop into your heard that maybe the whole sewer line is backed up and it’s just not the toilet. You wish you had called a plumber to run a sewer machine to clean your lines from debris and roots.
After locating the plunger, you push and push and the water and waste finally goes down the drain. Now you wonder if you should flush again to see if it drains properly this time. Oh we love our toilets when they work. They are ugly beasts when they don’t.
What else can go wrong with your toilet? Why not call our office to schedule a plumbing inspection! Or schedule a sewer machine to clear your lines.
What else can go wrong with your toilet?
They back up and overflow
Toilets leak between the tank and the bowl
Toilets can leak a the base by the floor
Water in the tank can continuously run
The handle doesn’t work
The chain in the tank is rusted and broken or the flush mechanism is just old
The valves or flapper are old
The supply lines are cracked and leak
The valves at the wall for the incoming water is decayed
It takes 2-3 flushes to clear the bowl
The floor flange and seal is bad
When you flush the water refill is very loud
The porcelain of the bowl or tank can crack
“Jiggling the handle” doesn’t always work to solve your issues