Ways To Tell If Your Toilet Functionality Is Declining
Toilets have gained a lot of different names over the years. Some people call them a throne and John, while others just say commode. Regardless of what you call the equipment, one constant always remains the same, which is we expect the toilet to flush all of the waste. There should be no paper or fecal matter hanging out in the bowl, and nobody particularly wants to have to use a plunger for unstopping the unit. Designs have come a long way since the first low-flush toilets were introduced. Many brands took to advertising to get this point across. For instance, some folks might remember the commercial with a person pouring an entire bag of kibble into the bowl. Yet, others may have seen the ping-pong ball test of specific brands. A bigger discharge opening allows more waste to flow effortlessly and helps prevent stoppages.
Our plumbers have the first-hand experience of working with a variety of different commodes. They will be more than willing to discuss the best ones that they have found with you. There are two-pieces, one-pieces, power flushers, wall-mounts, and numerous other types of toilets available. Do some research on them to ensure that not only the waste disappears, but also that the internal mechanisms are easily obtainable. Anything and everything human-made will eventually break. You do not want to be left with a non-working toilet, waiting for parts to come in that had to be ordered.
Older commodes are notorious for becoming calcified around the rim. The main jet in the bottom of the bowl also fills with debris. These ports swirl the water, push it through the p-trap, and down into the sewer line. However, after this build-up occurs, the force becomes less powerful, and the water barely seems to move. There are not any chemicals, nor tools, that will remove the foreign substance, and homeowners are left with the choice of replacing the unit, or having an inoperable toilet. If you believe that your commode is not stopped up, and just failing to accept the waste, pouring a bucket of water into the bowl, while flushing, might be all of the evidence needed to justify replacing the toilet. The increased water pressure makes up for the small surge of liquid from the jets, and causes the equipment to flush. Be careful if taking this approach though, as doing so could result in water overflowing onto the floor if another problem exists.
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