The toilet is probably one of your household’s most overused but underappreciated fixtures. Think about it: how often do you use your toilet daily? And how many people are in your home? Everyone needs it at some point, but we typically only have a moment to appreciate this modern marvel once something goes wrong. But how can you tell what is wrong with your toilet? Sometimes the answer is obvious, and sometimes it’s not. Continue reading to learn more about the common toilet problems you should know about.
Toilet clogs are a mixed bag because sometimes there’s too much toilet paper, and a plunger can fix it. However, sometimes it’s your child’s favorite lovey, often requiring professional assistance. In addition, simple toilet clogs that are quickly plunged don’t require a plumber. Otherwise, you should call a professional plumber if the clog is not budging after plunging it for a while. It’s also worth calling a plumbing company to ensure your repeated, simple clogs stay manageable.
One of the most common toilet problems is a running toilet. The piece of the toilet that tells the tank to stop filling is known as the flapper, and when that mechanism breaks, it causes toilets to run. If the flapper stops running when you jiggle the handle, it’s loose and not broken altogether. Either way, B&D Plumbing could replace it quickly, but it’s also a DIY task for the handy homeowner.
Your toilet probably has an issue with the seal if you notice water or moisture leaking from around the base of it. It could also indicate that the toilet bowl is cracked. Either way, a professional is ideal for fixing this problem. Additionally, the toilet will be lifted off the floor blots and either replaced or the seal replaced. Note that this is not something that you must do on your own.
Stuff Coming Up Your Toilet
If you notice stuff coming back up through your toilet, you need to hire a professional plumbing company to come and analyze your plumbing. A toilet or tub that back-flows sewage usually indicates a sign of a sewer blockage. The sooner you get professional assistance for your toilet problems, the better.
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Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!