Every homeowner should know how to troubleshoot minor toilet issues.
No one wants to have to call in an emergency plumber, but there’s no better reason to call an emergency plumber than a toilet that isn’t working. When you have to go, you have to go, which means that you need to be able to rely on your toilet at all times. Luckily, with a little know-how, you can solve some of the most common toilet issues on your own, and in our previous blog, we went over a few of those issues, as well as tips on how to troubleshoot them. Keep reading to learn how to troubleshoot a few more common toilet problems:
#4. Your toilet constantly runs.
If your toilet is a few years old and it won’t stop running, the problem could be caused by the flapper. Over time, the flapper can get old and become ineffective at preventing water from leaking into the bowl. To correct the problem, try replacing the flapper. To do so, you’ll need to flush the toilet, drain the majority of the water and unhook the original flapper. Then, install the new flapper according to the directions on the package. If the flapper is no longer leaking and the problem still persists, it’s probably in your best interest to hire a plumber to take a look.
#5. There is a gurgling sound in the sink or tub when you flush.
Have you noticed a gurgling sound coming from the bathtub or sink when you flush the toilet? In most cases, this means that there is a clog — even if it’s just a partial clog — in the toilet vent pipe. If a clog exists, you MAY be able to clear it by running water from a garden hose into the vent pipe, but be very careful. If there are leaks, you could end up creating a huge mess. In this case, you would probably be better off having a plumber locate and remove the clog for you.
#6. You have a clog.
Clogs are by far the most common plumbing issue homeowners and plumbers alike have to deal with. Luckily, plumbers have many tricks up their sleeves for solving even the toughest clogs, so if you can’t take care of the problem with your trusty plunger, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. Check out our previous blog to learn about a few insider tips to give you a leg-up on unclogging your toilet.
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