Common Toilet Problems
A toilet is a household necessity. Hardly a day goes by where you don’t use your toilet, so it is important to make sure that it stays in good working order. Regular maintenance will keep it is good shape, but sometimes an unexpected problem arises. Check out these common problems and what to do about them.
Water On The Floor
If you see signs of moisture on the floor around your toilet, it could mean you have a big problem. Moisture will start to eat away at your flooring, causing the structure to become unsound. You can also develop mold and mildew problems which become hazardous to your health. Diagnosing a moisture problem with a toilet can be tricky. You toilet may sweat in the warmer weather, or you may have an undetected leak. If the problem is not obvious, it might be helpful to call in a professional to get it fixed the right way the first time.
A toilet that won’t flush can be a big problem and it can be caused by many different things. One likely culprit is the chain that is attached to the handle can sometimes fall off. No chain means no way to lift the flap, and no water will be able to leave your toilet. This is a pretty simple fix. Usually you can just open the top and put the chain back on, but sometimes the chain has rusted through and needs to be replaced. Another cause could be a bent lift arm inside the toilet. Sometimes even the smallest bend ca cause the flap not to lift, leaving you with a stinky mess. If none of these simple solutions seem to be the problem, you may have a bigger problem with the inner workings of your toilet.
Slow Filling Toilet
A slow filling toilet can sound like it is running for hours. It is a waste of electricity and water, and should be addressed as soon as possible. Check to be sure that all the flaps are lifting properly within your toilet. Rusting or bent parts can cause blockages that lead to a slow toilet. Replacing the inner workings of your toilet may be necessary, or if your toilet is an older model, you may want to consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.
If your toilet is making a lot of noise, you may need to replace some inner parts as well. Don’t forget that these parts sit in water all day, every day, and sometimes they can rust through or become water logged. Replacing the parts every couple of years will ensure that you prevent a major problem before it happens. Flaps that aren’t lifting properly, chains that are scraping, and leaky seals can all be the culprit for a noisy toilet.
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