So your toilet is acting up. What toilet repair can you do yourself, and when do you need to call a plumber? We’ll sort it out for you so that you can resolve the issue quickly.
Toilet Repairs You Can DIY
- Running toilet: A toilet can run nonstop, wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily, because of a faulty flapper valve. To fix this common problem:
- Remove the flapper valve and take it to the hardware store.
- Find a matching replacement.
- Drain the toilet tank (turn off the water valve and flush the toilet), replace the flapper valve, turn on the water, and flush the toilet to test the new part.
- Clogged toilet: Use steady up-and-down motions with a plunger to move the clog. It might take several minutes of plunging to resolve the issue. You can also buy a drain auger to push the clog through the pipes.
- Water pooling at the toilet’s base: Is there water around the bottom of the toilet? It could indicate that your toilet has a worn wax seal. Our plumbers can replace the wax ring. Also, check the flush valve and supply hose for any leaks.
- A running toilet that a new flapper won’t fix: If you’ve replaced the flapper valve and checked the other parts inside your toilet tank and it still runs nonstop, call us. You could face a high water bill and waste a considerable amount of water.
When in doubt, call us at BL Plumbing Service in San Angelo, Texas. We are experts when it comes to your home’s plumbing.