Superior Plumbing Home Solutions are designed to help a resident identify issues. The following tips may help you save money in the short term and the long run.
Solutions to Common Toilet Problems
When your toilet breaks, you can’t always wait for a plumber to arrive and fix it. If you’re having a toilet emergency in your home, try these solutions to common household plumbing problems before making “the call” to our experts.
Your Bowl Empties Too Slowly
If your toilet bowl has a weak flush, you might be afraid it will clog soon—and you’re probably right. A weak flush is usually due to some kind of blockage in the pipes. This type of issue is tricky and you may want to grab a plunger or simply wait to see if the slow water fixes itself.
Your Toilet is Actually Clogged
A clogged toilet is the most common home plumbing problem. Because of this, there are quite a few methods to try and unclog your toilet. First, try a typical force-cup plunger to remove the blockage. Place the bulb of the plunger into your bowl and pump it quickly and powerfully. Release it slowly to see if the water starts to drain. You might need to try this a few times.
Superior Plumbing Home Solutions
Your home toilet has seals to keep the unit water tight—When you have a leaky seal, the first thing you need to do is find out which seal is the culprit. Once you have identified and evaluated the seal, you can tighten the bolts or in some cases replace it.
If you have a major leak that shoots water out every time you flush your toilet, the seal between the tank and bowl is probably faulty. To fix this, you need to drain and remove the tank before installing a new seal. If you have broken a big seal, you can try to DIY or you may need an expert to help fix it.
Can’t Fix Your Toilet by Yourself?
If you’re having trouble with a toilet in Las Vegas, give Superior Plumbing & Drain a call today to make an appointment. We will send out one of our skilled plumbers to repair or replace your home’s toilet quickly and correctly.