If you aren’t already familiar with the inner workings of your toilet it is worth learning more about how the flushing process works. Once you understand how the components in the toilet tank work you will be in a much better position to identify toilet-related problems.
The best way to learn more about your toilet is by watching it in action. Begin by removing the lid from the back of the toilet tank. Then, flush the toilet. As you do you will see that the toilet handle is attached to a chain that lifts up a flapper valve. This opens the flush valve opening allowing water to drop down from the tank into the bowl.
As the new water enters the toilet bowl the dirty water and the waste is forced down the drain pipe. Once all of the water has been removed from the tank the flapper valve drops back into position blocking the exit and allowing the tank to fill up again. Once the float ball reaches the correct height in the tank the water shuts off.
After seeing all of these steps in action it will be easier for you to identify problems so that you can have them repaired.
A Bad Flapper Valve
If the flapper valve on a toilet becomes cracked or gets too brittle over time it will no longer seat properly around the opening in the bottom of the tank. As a result, water can continuously seep down from the tank into the bowl causing the toilet to run all of the time. Another common symptom of this problem is if it sounds like there is a pipe banging when the toilet finishes filling. This is an easy repair that our experts will be more than happy to help you make.
Upgrading Your Existing Toilet
If you have a standard toilet in your home you may want to consider upgrading it to a larger model. Bigger toilets are generally more comfortable to use. Although it may not seem like comfort should be a big factor when choosing a toilet, it is actually an important consideration. If you are ready to make a positive change contact us today so that we can help you find a toilet that is sized properly for your needs.
Other Issues That Require Professional Toilet Repair
Some of the other toilet problems that can occur that require professional assistance include the following:
- Leaking water
- Cracks in the tank of the toilet
- Pools of water around the base of the toilet
- Problems flushing the toilet
- A handle that is stuck or that is too loose
Regardless of what type of toilet problems you are experiencing, our plumbers can help. Reach out to us today for expert assistance.