Toilet maintenance and repair: your least favorite job


We use our toilets every day and sometimes many, many, many times a day. We often never think twice about using them until the day we discover that they are broken. One of the worst problems when it comes to a broken toilet is that they tend to leak and they can leak a lot! Toilets can last for years with proper maintenance but if your child is broken and you need to know how to repair it and what to do about it.

  • What are the most common problems are to deal with his clogged toilets. The best way to discover the reason for a clogged toilet is to fill up a 5 gallon bucket of water and dump it into the toilet bowl as you’re flushing it. If the water drains normally then the clog is due to a lack of water but if the water backs up then the cloak is due to an obstruction.
  • If after you flush the water level rises and then a little while later descends you may be dealing with a cracked toilet bowl.
  • If you flush toilet and nothing at all happens there are several options for what’s wrong. The chain in the toilet may have slipped off or become broken, the interior plumbing may be faulty, it’s also possible that the water in the tank is no longer filling and therefore it cannot flush.
  • If you hear a suction sounding noise from within the toilet when you try to flush it then you should call in a plumber as soon as possible. Your toilet vent pipe may be clogged and this is not something that most people are qualified to deal with.

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