Important Signs Your Toilet Needs Repair or Replacement
Toilets are important in every home and we expect that they have unlimited life expectancy. Remember that although toilets are made to last, they also have components that can fail down the road, along with the incorrect installation, leading to major problems in the future. Toilets make our lives more convenient and it is an important fixture that we can’t live without. How do we maintain and inspect our toilets at home? When it comes to toilet inspection, it is important to check for water around the toilet; caulk at the toilet base; water drops where the toilet is attached; watermarks underneath the water shut-off valves; water marks on the ceiling below the second story toilet; and toilet tank cracks. Inspections must be done at least once a month.
One way to check if there is sewage leak or rust is if the water has an orange or brown tint. Remember that your toilet tank must be securely fastened to the toilet bowl, and there shouldn’t be any problem either left to right , or front to back. Your toilet must also be securely fastened to the floor and it shouldn’t move at all. It is crucial to contact an emergency plumbing or toilet repair services to fix the issue.
Your toilet clog may occasionally clog but not more than once a week, otherwise, it is an indication of a major toilet problem including worn-out flushing components or partial blockage is hidden deep in your plumbing. You’ll need emergency plumbing or toilet repair to replace the parts or dislodge the blockage. An experienced emergency plumber has the right tools and know-how to do repairs and to install parts in a correct manner, most especially if your toilet does not flush or only flush a little. If your toilet bowl does not refill with water after flushing, then there is a problem with the valve, and it will need replacement.
Toilet leaks are evidenced by free-standing water, and it has something to do with the seal surrounding the toilet that would require replacement. Leaks might also come from fractures in the porcelain surrounding the bowl or tank, so inspection of these areas is necessary to make sure they don’t have cracks. If your toilet runs constantly even if nobody flushed it, you can fix the issue by jiggling the flapper valve to close properly, but you need replacement or a new toilet if it does not resolve the problem. Remember that an inspection from a professional plumber can tell you the next course of action.