Your toilet is something that is used numerous times a day by every single person in the household. So, obviously, it is going to wear down and become dysfunctional at some point in time. Unfortunately, when it does, it is extremely inconvenient and upsetting. Luckily, by familiarizing yourself with a few of the most common toilet issues and their toilet repair solutions, you can get yourself out of a messy situation quickly.


1. When Your Toilet Won't Flush...

As a general rule, the reason your toilet won't flush is a mechanical issue. Under most circumstances, your chain either has too much slack or has become disconnected. If it is the former, then you need to shorten the chain and ensure that it is securely fastened to the handle. If it is the latter, then you just need to connect it again. If you are still having issues, you will need to call a plumber for professional toilet repair.


2. When Your Toilet Continuously Runs...

This can be very annoying, but there is an easy solution. Sometimes, the chain can be the problem. If it is too tight, then it could be resulting in the flapper not allowing the tank to be refilled, which allows water to continuously flow. Check the chain and inspect the flapper to ensure it doesn't need to be replaced for a new one. These flappers will wear out and stop working efficiently.


3. When Your Toilet Is Clogged...

Usually, you can use a flanged plunger to push down on the toilet (while also flushing) several times to release the clog. When this doesn't work, you can also use a plumber's snake or auger, if you have one and know how to use it. If not, it's time to call a pro to avoid doing damage to your pipes from your inexperience.


4. When Your Toilet Is Whistling...

Luckily, this isn't a major problem. In fact, it's really just a nuisance. The whistling sound is a sign that your flushing mechanism is beginning to wear down. There are toilet repair kits that can be purchased for a nominal fee that will help you get your toilet running quietly again.


5. When Your Toilet Is Leaking...

This is probably the worst problem of them all. This is because there is the potential of major damage to not only your toilet, plumbing and bathroom, but also the rest of your home. If the leak should become so bad that is results in a major pipe busting, it could flood the bathroom and other parts of your house, which will lead to expensive home repairs.


If you notice a leak from your toilet, it needs to be inspected by a professional immediately to avoid major problems. However, before you call us, locate the shut off valve and cut off the water flow to the toilet to avoid any further damage until it can be repaired by a professional plumber


If your toilet needs repairing or replacement call P&D Mechanical today.

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