Important Signs Your Toilet Needs Repair or Replacement
A toilet is considered a necessity in every home, and we expect it to have unlimited expectancy. Remember that although toilets are made to last, they also have components that can fail down the road, along with the incorrect installation, leading to major problems in the future. Toilets are important fixtures in the house that we cannot live without. How do we maintain and inspect our toilets at home? When it comes to toilet inspection, it is important to check for water around the toilet; caulk at the toilet base; water drops where the toilet is attached; watermarks underneath the water shut-off valves; water marks on the ceiling below the second story toilet; and toilet tank cracks. Inspections must be done at least once a month.
If the toilet water is orange or brown tint, this could indicate sewage leak or rust. 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. You need to contact a toilet repair specialist or plumber to fix the problem.
Your toilet clog may occasionally clog but not more than once a week, otherwise, it is an indication of a major toilet problem including worn-out flushing components or partial blockage is 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.
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. It is best to contact a professional plumber to inspect toilet problems and tell you the best resolution for your toilet problems