TOILETS! What would we do without them? At Horncastle Plumbing, we get hundreds of calls from people who need toilet plumbing jobs done urgently. Ensuring toilets work properly at all times is important for any household or business. The key is proper maintenance and care. No matter how strong and durable your toilet is, if you don’t maintain it properly or give it timely care, sooner or later it will fail and result in undue stress and expenses for you. Toilet repairs Adelaide isn’t a DIY job for everyone and it is important to know when to call for professional help. Whether it’s an issue with the flush or a problem with a leaking tank, if done incorrectly many things can go wrong. Therefore, it is important to be able to pinpoint the problem and call for a licensed and experienced plumber to get a lasting solution to the problem. Here are just some of the plumbing issues you might experience with a toilet and our tips to keep your toilets in tip-top shape.
Toilet Blockages/Overflowing Toilet
One of the most undesirable toilet repair issues, a blocked toilet can cause damage to your bathroom. Whatever the cause, blocked toilets generally cause the level of the water in the toilet bowl to rise, and this often leads to the water overflowing. In the worst-case scenario, it could flood your bathroom with unhygienic and unclean water from the toilet. The causes of such stubborn blockages can be either due to unwanted foreign materials being flushed down the toilet or because of an inadequate flushing mechanism. If you are experiencing a blockage it is essential to assess the problem quickly. In minor toilet blockages, it is possible to treat the problem with a plunger. Some environment-friendly proprietary chemical drain cleaners can also be useful. But if it’s more substantial, you would need a professional plumber who would investigate if the problem is in the pipework or the drainage system.
Leaky Toilet Bowls or Toilet Tanks Adelaide
A leaking toilet bowl or toilet tank will flush away liters of water a day, costing you money. It is a torture to your ears and the wallet. Some common signs you have a leaking toilet are hissing noises or refilling of the cistern that does not seem to stop, slow water flow into the pot and toilet flush buttons that don’t pop up easily. If you have foul smells in your toilet, you may have a toilet pipe leak which could be a potentially bigger problem. To fix the problem of a leaking toilet try checking the wax ring. Secure it if it’s dislodged and tighten other loose bolts in the tank. Sometimes there could be an issue with the flush handle or valve issues in the tank. Reposition the flush ball or replace the valve if it is broken. In case you have a cracked bowl, it will be better to call for a plumber to help you with a new toilet.
Inefficient or Sluggish Toilets Adelaide
Does your toilet flushes slowly and does not do a full job? The reason could be mineral deposits clogging the rinse holes under your toilet rim. This is a common problem in old toilets and a simple solution is to clean out those clogged holes with a wire or coat hanger. Just probe the tip of the wire in toilet holes and poke out any mineral deposits. To make it easy, hold a mirror to view and access the holes easily. If this doesn’t solve the problem, call your local trusted plumber to inspect the issue and fix it for you without wasting any time.
At Horncastle Plumbing we believe if you do the job right the first time, you won’t have to keep fixing it over and over. We are different from the average plumbing company here in Adelaide, so why not call us now for a free quote to see why! Call us now on 8271 0664.