When it comes to fixing a toilet, there are few things that can go wrong.
It is an integral part of the plumbing system for any home and most homeowners will never have to deal with the repairs themselves.
A toilet repair or replacement can take some planning especially when you need new toilets. Many homeowners will install toilets without proper thought on where they will be placed.
If you are doing a toilet replacement take into consideration where the toilets will be in relation to their surroundings.
You may want to have them placed in a specific area rather than just anywhere.
The location of the toilet as well as how much space is available for installing additional fixtures should be considered when planning for a plumbing project.
If you are making a DIY toilet repair, it is important to know what the problem is with your toilet. There are several things that can go wrong with your toilet and once you have gone through some of the common problems there will be an idea as to how to fix them.
You do want to make sure that you take caution when it comes to making repairs on your own and do research. The most common problems you will run into are:
If there is water left in the tank and bowl, then use a plunger or toilet snake to clear the blockage.
If there is not water present in the bowl after flushing then there is a problem with the flapper valve.
The fill valve and flush mechanism are also parts that could be causing the blockage as well.
This means that your toilet is leaking between the tank and bowl. This leak should be fixed immediately to avoid any further damage to the toilet.
If you try to patch the leak without addressing the source of the problem, then it will be harder to repair due to corrosion.
A new toilet can be expensive so if left untreated over time there can be additional damages to your sewage system and costs add up quickly.
If a toilet replacement is necessary, you will want to get the repairs done before it completely stops functioning.
There are some signs that your toilet needs to be replaced:
When it has been a few years since the last repair or if there have been problems due to water damage in the past.
Your toilet will need a new seat if the old one has been cracked and broken.
This can be a sign that something else is amiss with your toilet such as leaking.
The seal on the bottom of your toilet tank may need to be replaced if it is cracked. It will require some expertise to replace this seal, so make sure you get someone who is trained to do this. You want your toilet working correctly and safely.
If you are in need of a toilet repair or replacement, then be sure to contact us at (817) 962-2257 or book an appointment.
We can help you get everything done quickly and effectively.