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Important 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. Toilets are important fixtures in the house that we cannot live without. What to you need to inspect when it comes to toilet maintenance? It is important to inspect your toilet’s surrounding for any marks of water or water drops, including watermarks on the ceiling beneath your second story toilet, and cracks of your porcelain bowl. 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.

Another warning sign of toilet problem is if it clogs more than once a week, wherein the parts that are responsible for flushing may have worn out or there is a 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. Toilet valve malfunctions are evidenced by your toilet tank not refilling after flushing.

Standing water around the base of your toilet is an indication that your toilet has a leak, so you’ll need to have it replaced to stop the leak. Sometimes, leaks can come from fractures in the porcelain around the toilet bowl, so you need to inspect these areas when cleaning them to make sure they don’t have cracks. If your toilet runs constantly even if nobody flushed it, you can fix the issue by jiggling the flapper valve to close properly, but you need replacement or a new toilet if it does not resolve the problem. Remember that an inspection from a professional plumber can tell you the next course of action.

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