Everybody has to use the toilet, so it’s important that it’s in good repair and working properly. Most toilet problems fall in one of three categories – the toilet won’t stop running, the toilet leaks, or the toilet won’t flush.
What to Do When the Toilet Won’t Stop Running
Many times when the toilet won’t stop running, the issue is inside the fill tank – most likely the flapper valve. When the flapper valve doesn’t close properly, water will continually leak into the bowl. You might not notice this happening, but the water meter definitely does. Repairing a leaking flapper valve can be a DIY job, but it’s also something your Manhattan plumber can handle, no problem. You’re also going to want the plumber if the issue is in the valve assembly, or there’s debris in the fill valve.
How to Fix a Leaky Toilet
The main thing you want to know about a leaky toilet is where is it leaking from? There are multiple points to consider. The water supply line is the most common source of leaks; check the water supply valve as well as the point where the water supply line enters the tank. Leaks can also occur where the toilet meets the tank, as well as at any point where the integrity of the tank or bowl is compromised. Leaks can also occur around the base of the toilet, particularly if the mounting bolts are no longer holding the toilet properly in position. Depending on the location and severity of the leak, your Manhattan plumber will let you know if it’s a repair job or time to replace the toilet.
What to Do if the Toilet Won’t Flush
Why do toilets clog? The #1 reason is a clogged drain pipe – either someone flushed something they shouldn’t, or there’s accumulated debris preventing water and waste material from draining, or there’s damage to the drain pipe itself. The fastest, simplest way to get the toilet working properly again if a little plunger work doesn’t fix the problem is to call in your Manhattan plumber. Drain cleaning is a necessary household maintenance task & once it is done, you’ll be able to flush with confidence.