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3 Common Toilet Issues You Can Fix at Home

February 6, 2023 | Blog

If you’re having trouble with your toilet, you’re not alone. Toilets are a system that commonly experience plumbing issues. There are a variety of problems that may arise, including toilets that run continuously and frequently back up. Fortunately, these are simple toilet repair issues that can be fixed right in the comfort of your home.

The bowl piece, which lies on the floor, and the upper tank, which stores the water released each time you flush your toilet, are the two main parts of your household toilet. The bowl has no movable parts whatsoever and is just a solid piece of porcelain drain fixture. There aren’t many repairs that involve the bowl, with a few exceptions.

On the other hand, the handle that starts the flushing process and two crucial valves are found in the tank. The majority of toilet repairs take place in this area. It might surprise you to discover that the majority of toilet issues are rather simple to resolve on your own. Natchez Heating & Cooling has compiled a short list of common toilet issues you may run into that you can fix right at home.

The Toilet Won’t Stop Running

When your toilet won’t stop running, it can send you into a panic. When your water is constantly running, water is wasted and so is your money. Luckily, this issue is easy to fix right at home. Typically, the issue lies in the fill tank piece of your toilet.

If your water pressure is dropping:

  • Inspect the flapper piece. Water from the tank will continuously flow into the bowl if it is not covering the flush valve opening, and the toilet will continue to run in order to keep the tank filled. If necessary, swap out the flapper.
  • You might need to replace the complete flush valve assembly if the flapper seems to be in good condition or if changing it doesn’t resolve the issue.

Your Toilet Has a Leak

It’s important to fix your toilet right away once you notice a leak. If left without repair, your floor and subfloor could become damaged by water. When repairing the leak, put on waterproof gloves because you might be working with waste water. This issue is typically brought on by issues with the wax ring that secures the toilet’s base (also known as the horn) to the floor drain opening. To replace the wax ring, you’ll need to remove the toilet. It may be a good idea to call a plumbing expert for your professional toilet repair and toilet install needs.

The Toilet is Clogged

One of the most frequent toilet issues is likely a clogged toilet, although the majority of the time there is no need to hire a professional. The majority of clogs can be cleared using a specialized plunger that has an internal cup or base. A unique drain snake equipment known as a closet auger or toilet auger may be needed to clear stubborn blockages.

Natchez Heating & Cooling Has Your Back

In need of a second opinion? Natchez Heating & Cooling proudly provides a variety of services such as toilet installations and repairs. We are dedicated to providing you with quality service to get your bathroom back in shape. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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