Warning Signs Your Toilet Needs Repair or Replacement
Toilets are important in every home and we expect that they have unlimited life expectancy. There are incorrect toilet installation that may lead to serious problems over time and components inside the toilet tank may also fail. Life is such a disaster without toilets and these are important fixtures at home we cannot live without. How do we maintain and inspect our toilets at home? You need to inspect the following locations in your bathroom: water on the floor around the toilet, toilet base, water drops where the toilet tank is attached, watermarks underneath the wall’s water shut-off valves, ceiling beneath your second story toilet, and cracks of your porcelain toilet bowl and tank. Toilet inspection must be performed at least once a month.
If the toilet water is color brown or orange, it only indicate rust or sewage leak. There should be no movement of your toilet bowl either let to right, or front-to-back, so make sure that it is securely fastened with the toilet tank, otherwise, there are deteriorating components inside your toilet tank. In order to prevent sewage waste and odor from seeping out at its location, wax rings are used in sealing the toilet flange to the floor, making sure that your toilet is securely fastened to the floor and shouldn’t move at all. It is important to call the services or emergency plumbing or toilet repair services to resolve the problem.
It is normal to experience occasional clog if you’re using your toilet, but if the clogs occur more than once a week, it is a warning sign of worn out flushing components or partial blockage 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.
A leaking toilet seal can waste more water as compared to a dripping faucet, so it is best to contact an emergency plumber right away if your notice unexplainable standing water around the base of your toilet. If anything solid or heavy falls on your toilet, inspect any fractures in the porcelain around your toilet bowl because these crack may also cause leakage. If your toilet runs water constantly even if you have not flushed it, you need to replace the flapper or get a new toilet if jiggling it does not resolve the issue. Remember that an inspection from a professional plumber can tell you the next course of action.