Below are some of the most common toilet problems and fixes; so that your toilet runs properly and efficiently.
Clogged Drain A force-cup plunger works for most clogged drains. For stubborn clogs, a closet auger may be necessary.
Phantom Flushes This occurs when your toilet runs periodically “by itself”. Usually this is caused by a slow leak from the tank into the bowl. To fix this problem, clean the flapper seat and replace the damaged flapper if needed.
A Snake in Your Tank Reports of a “hissing” sound is usually due to water seeping through the inlet valve. Adjusting the float and refill tube sometimes fixes this problem. If not, you may need to replace the ballcock or inlet-valve assembly.
A Weak Flush Often this is the outcome of stopped up holes beneath the rim of the bowl. Clearing each flush hole should remedy the problem.
Leaky Seals A leaky seal needs to be identified, tightened or replaced if malfunctioning. A break can sometimes initiate a sizeable leak depending which seal is broken and how badly. Call us immediately to remedy this problem before it causes further damage.
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