If there is one single appliance that you want to operate perfectly it would be your toilet. However, for many homeowners, your toilet can be a source of constant headaches. Toilets can run constantly, keeping you awake at night and running up your water bills. Toilets can flush weakly leaving you with incomplete flushes and worsening drain clogs. And worst of all, toilets can clog and allow waste to flow out onto floors, carpets, and walls. Whatever the problem, our experts at Resolved Home Services in Huntington Beach, CA can help. We are your clogged toilet repair and installation pros.
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What Causes Clogged Toilets?
Our toilets take a lot of abuse. Not only are they expected to handle human waste and toilet paper, but they are also often subjected to handling foreign objects and debris that they were not intended to handle. Products that are advertised as “flushable” are not really intended to be flushed because they don’t break up with the turbulence of water from a flush.
Toilet paper and human waste break into smaller pieces as they pass through drain piping, making them less susceptible to clogging. Wipes and feminine products do not and can sit in sewer lines and form clogs.
Providing a trash can in your bathroom can allow users a place to properly discard unflushable products. Additionally, simply working with your family to determine what is and isn’t flushable can go a long way to protecting your plumbing.
The Toilet Repair Process
Just because your toilet isn’t working properly doesn’t mean you need a complete, new toilet. Toilets are made up of several components that can be replaced several times before you need to consider full toilet replacement. Depending on the issue, your plumber will decide the best course of action for your problems.
If your toilet is leaking around the base or the tank, that is a sign that you need a new wax ring or gasket. If this is the case, the plumber will pull the whole toilet from the stack coming through the floor and replace the gasket or change the gasket between the tank and the stool.
Flushing problems are also a common problem with toilets. Weak or incomplete flushes can be attributed to problems with the kit in the tank. Sometimes adjustments can be made to the components in the tank that allow it to fill more and therefore flush harder. If adjustments don’t fix the problem of weak flushes then you may need a new tank kit.
Clogs may be the most troublesome plumbing repair. When toilets are clogged sewage backs up in the stool and can spill out onto floors. Our plumbers can address a clog by snaking or jetting the toilet stack, checking the vent lines and verifying that there are no blockages in the sewer main.
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When Is Toilet Replacement Best?
While many of the components of your toilet can be replaced individually, at some point you may opt for total replacement. Reasons for toilet replacement can include:
- Chronic clogging
- Renovations or updates
- Cracks in tank or bowl
- Structural damage
- Stains or mineral deposits.
Whether you need components replaced or are interested in updating your commode, call the experts at Resolved Home Services today. With flat-rate pricing, we can help you update your bathroom without feeling like you’re flushing money down the toilet!