Toilet Repair and Service
Toilet Repair and service is very important to prevent water clogging and leaks in your toilet. Some of the common toilet problems and the toilet repair needs include a toilet leak or a blocked or overflowing toilet.
Our trained plumbing experts can help you with leaks, overflows, blockages or any type of toilet issue. But if you want to try repairing it yourself try some of these quick tips.
Clogging of Toilets
Toilet clogging is a common toilet problem that requires periodic toilet repair and service. You can attempt to unclog the toilet yourself with these quick steps:
- Flush once only. If it does not flush the first time, don’t flush again. This is the number one cause of overflowing in a slow draining or blocked toilet. Let the water sit in the bowl for a while, it might take some time.
- Use rubber gloves. Toilets are unsanitary, use gloves to protect your hands and skin.
- Protect the floor with newspaper. There is nothing worse than a clogged toilet that becomes an overflowing toilet.
You can use a toilet plunger to clean and clear minor clogging. However, if you have major clogging issues, you can hire the services of a professional plumber, who will examine the problem and clear the blockages that can causes hindrance in proper function of toilets.
Leaks are unarguably one of the most common plumbing issues. Although they are subtle problems, they aggravate over time. It is a common problem that results in loss of water. You must take immediate steps to mend the leakage in your toilet. You first need to identify the cause of the leak. Fixing a leak depends on whether it’s a leaky flapper in your toilet tank, a leaky caulking or a leaky pipe. After you identify the problem, rectify it as soon as possible. If it’s a minor problem, you can easily prevent water leaking without even seeking a professional toilet and repair service.
The corrosion of wax seal below the base of the toilet leads to leakage of tank. This in turn can can give out foul smell and also stain the tiles in your toilet. Hence, as soon as you notice leakage in your tank, mend the problem by following these simple steps:
- Switch of all the water supply
- Using a wrench, loosen the bolts attached to the toilet
- Turn the toilet upside down; brush and clean off the old wax seal at the bottom of the toilet. Also, rub off the old wax seal on the floor.
- Install a new wax bowl ring and place the toilet over it
- Tighten the bolts (preferably use new bolts).
- Restore the water connection and check whether the leak still exists.
You may also need a new wax bowl seal if water flows out from the base of the toilet when you flush or if the toilet becomes rickety. Although you can solve minor plumbing problems on your own, it’s recommended that you seek the service of professional toilet repair and service to fix the toilet problem.