If you have a malfunctioning toilet, the only thought on your mind is likely how quickly you can get it fixed. It’s usually possible to live for a few days without the use of household fixtures and appliances, but a toilet is not part of that list. When the toilet breaks, it is time for a plumber to get in there as quickly as possible and make it work again.
Causes of a Toilet Flushing Malfunction
One common problem that many homeowners face is a toilet that isn’t flushing properly. This isn’t usually a big issue if the issue is inside the tank, but if it is caused by a clog, then you might need professional attention. Inside the tank, the chain may have become disconnected from the handle, so the flapper is unable to be pulled up when you flush. It’s usually as easy as manually placing the little hook back on the inside of the handle. If a clog is preventing the toilet from flushing, you can break out the plunger and try to dislodge it yourself, or call a plumber for help.
Simple Toilet Clog Prevention
The vast majority of toilet clogs are caused by you and your family, so preventing them is as simple as modifying behaviors. Using too much toilet paper at a given time and flushing items like paper towels, feminine hygiene products and cooking grease all contribute to toilet clogs. Some children also like to perform experiments to see which toys and other small items can make it down into the sewer line. If you can get your family to limit that they flush, you’ll be able to prevent most toilet clogs.
Say No to DIY Toilet Installation & Replacement
Replacing a toilet seems like a straightforward task. You loosen bolts, remove the old toilet and set the new one in its place. However, the seal must remain strong, the bolts secured correctly and you must look for signs of mold or damage that need repairs, while you a making the replacement. Sewer gases can also pose a health risk, so if you don’t have the experience, find a plumber who does.
A toilet is one fixture most households can’t go without for very long. If yours is acting up and needs professional attention, call TWS Plumbing at 661-236-6089 and we will send someone to get it working properly again