The toilet is one of the most instantly recognizable components in any plumbing system. Its ubiquitous presence and our familiarity with toilets may lead us to think—mistakenly so—that our toilets are always going to be there for us when we need them. In fact, there are a lot of different problems that we may encounter with our toilets. While you should really leave any necessary toilet repairs to your Vancouver, BC bathroom plumbing pros, it is still helpful to know what issues you may encounter. Read on to learn about some common toilet plumbing problems, and contact Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber to schedule any services that you may require.
It is entirely possible that your toilet may leak, either at the points where it connects to your piping system, or even from a damaged tank. A damaged tank will warrant the replacement of the toilet, while leaks at connection points can generally be repaired. Keep in mind, though, that other issues, such as condensation due to high humidity in the house, can also give the false appearance of a leak. When in doubt, always dial our number to be sure of the issue.
Does your toilet seem to run for a very long time after you flush it? It shouldn’t really take that long for your toilet to refill its tank after flushing, so this should be considered an issue fit for repair. It’s possible that a seal within the tank has degraded and is letting water through, or that it has simply slipped out of place. Your float ball or some other component may also not be resting properly. It’s probably a simple fix, but one best left to the pros.
Frequently, clogged toilets come down to simple user error. Avoid putting too much tissue or any inappropriate materials in the bowl, and you should be okay. However, a frequently clogged toilet could indicate that there is a clog in your sewer line, which is going to require professional services to clear. Let us know if your toilet is often backing up on you.