From a loose toilet handle to a cracked bowl, your toilet could break in any number of ways. A broken toilet is like a flat tire. You can’t avoid fixing it because you rely on it daily — sometimes more if you eat takeout. That’s why it’s imperative that you have a local plumbing contractor that you can trust to get your toilet back to working order.
Here are some common toilet problems that you may or may not know about:
#1. The Tank Water Level Keeps Dropping
This may be due to the flapper in your tank. It could be dislodged or broken. A quick adjustment or replacement could fix the problem. If the flapper is in good condition, then you may need to replace the entire flush valve assembly.
#2. The Water Level Spills Into The Overflow Tube
Your fill valve may need some TLC. Clean out your fill valve and check your water levels again. Debris can backup this valve. Also, a running toilet may be the cause of a fill valve being clogged.
#3. Water Supply Leak
If you discover a leak at your water supply, it’s time to do some tightening. Get a wrench and see if you can tighten the nut on your water supply pipe. If that doesn’t fix the problem, you may be dealing with a seal issue, which will require help from your neighborhood plumbing experts at Vegas Valley Plumbing.
#4. Water Leak At The Floor
If you have a water leak where your toilet connects to the floor, you have a larger issue then tightening a nut. Check the mounting bolts that keep the toilet from sliding around. If tightening those bolts don’t stop the leak, you’ll need to remove and replace your porcelain throne — never been a better reason to go shopping, right? This may require the help of a plumbing contractor.
#5. Toilet Won’t Flush Correctly
You may have a clog somewhere between your tank and your sewer line. If water flows irregularly, returns to the bowl, or simply won’t disperse when the tank mechanism engages, you probably have a bigger plumbing issue than a broken toilet.
If you notice any of these problems or more, give your local plumbing contractors a call today to schedule your service appointment. At Vegas Valley Plumbing, we are your experts that have been serving Vegas for 20+ years with plumbing services. We look forward to hearing from you.