Toilet Repair

Can a plumber repair toilet clog?

A clogged toilet will usually result in the toilet bowl draining onto the floor, but even the simplest repair that occurs to be the most popular of all toilet repair fixes does not need to ruin your day to the extent that a broken toilet does. Cleaning the clog is typically super easy, and most likely you already have an iced bucket with you. Just take it down to the sink and fill up with cold water. Make sure you have a rag to wipe up any excess water that may rise to the surface. Then take the plunger and shoot it up and down until you hear it noiselessly come up and go down. This may seem like a long process, but it’s much easier than having to haul out a floor drain or call in a plumber.

You can save yourself a lot of money by performing this toilet repair on your own. Often, people try to avoid using professional plumbing services, thinking that they cost too much and aren’t worth the hassle. However, most people don’t realize how much time, patience, and money they’re spending by avoiding professional plumbing companies whenever possible. When it comes to toilet repair problems, you’ll be much happier if you tackle it yourself.

What are the main common maintenance toilet issue?

the plumber having Toilet RepairOne of the biggest issues that may arise with toilet replacement is a backed-up drain. When you have a backed-up drain, you can expect to spend several hours trying to solve the problem, and possibly get stuck in the drain for extended periods of time as well. Fortunately, the best way to solve this issue is through a toilet replacement. If you don’t already have a running toilet replacement, you may need repair before you can replace the toilet yourself.

Toilet bowl problems are often caused by a clog in the bowl itself. If you find that the toilet is running dry, or the bowl looks dirty when you flush, it could be caused by a clog in the bowl. A clog in the bowl may cause a gasket to break, forcing water into the pipe leading to the overflow point. This is a very dangerous situation, so it’s important that you act immediately in order to prevent water damage.

Why does toilet chains have two flappers?

Your toilet will usually have two flapper chains, which enable the toilet to close and open. These chains are often made out of rubber, but over time can become threadbare. The threadbare chains are then covered in a thin layer of plastic near the flapper chain. Over time, this thin plastic layer can begin to wear down, and eventually break off completely from the flapper chain. This problem is usually easy to fix, as many hardware stores sell replacement chains at a fraction of the cost of a new toilet.

To replace the chain, first remove the old flapper with a screwdriver and pull it straight up. You’ll need to detach the old lift bar from the flapper chain, which is easily done by working under the tank using a screwdriver. On some toilets, the lift bar must be disconnected from the chain by loosening the nuts on both the lift bar and the chain. Once the lift bar is loosened, slide it off the chain, and then pull it straight up. You’ll need to install the new flapper chain and reinstall the lift bar.

What flapper chain should need to buy?

If your toilet isn’t running when you try the new flapper, then your flapper chain may be too worn or the plumber may need to run a different kind of flapper. If you do need a new flapper, though, it’s important to match it to the correct flapper chain. When you look for a new flapper, you should look for something with an identical color to the color of the pipe. You can do this by taking the old one and rubbing it on the pipe you are trying to match. A similar method works if you look for a similar color to the valve or overflow hole.

Most of the time, a toilet will only need one of these basic repairs. However, if you’re toilet is not running at all, or it is running very slowly, then you may need both of these basic services performed. The best fix for toilet that is leaking is to simply make sure that the water running through it is shut off and checked. This is usually a fairly simple fix and can be done by anyone with a little knowledge of plumbing.