Toilet Repair Services in Cedar Hill
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Toilet repair is not something you can simply put off until a later date. Your toilet is the most essential plumbing fixture in your home. You rely on it every day. If it is currently experiencing problems, you need to get it fixed right now. Even just one minor clog could bring serious damage to the surrounding floor area and plumbing infrastructure, including the ceiling below if the toilet is located on an upper level in your home. Our Cedar Hill toilet repair experts have the parts, tools, and knowledge to solve your problems quickly, and we provide plumbing services throughout the Dallas area.
Common Toilet Problems
Toilets rarely have major problems, but some of the most common ones and their causes include:
- Clogged toilet: Excessive waste, foreign objects, or non-flushable materials like wet wipes
- Running toilet: Leaking flapper valve or tank seal
- Improper water level: Poorly adjusted or damaged float
- Noisy or slow-filling toilet: Partially closed supply or damaged fill valve
- Partial flushing: Slack in the flapper chain
- Odors: Empty trap or a damaged wax ring
- Rocking: Damaged toilet seats or missing shims
- Waste on the floor: Damaged wax ring or cracked fixture
Toilet Repair Tips
While you may not be a fully-trained professional, you can still take steps to ensure your toilet works issue-free, especially if you follow these easy tips.
Learn to Plunge
You probably know to break out the plunger when met with a minor clog, but do you know how to use it properly? If you don’t, you may wind up damaging your toilet when trying to help solve the situation. To do it correctly, you should insert the plunger into the toilet bowl and position it over the drainage hole, ensuring there is enough water in the bowl so the tool gains suction. You should then plunge vigorously without breaking suction until the water levels in the toilet bowl go down, and this will then let you know the clog has been successfully removed.
Flush Twice, When Necessary
If you’re in a situation where waste does not go completely down the drain on the first flush, you should always try to flush it again. However, if you are starting to have to flush repeatedly every time you use the toilet, it is a sign of a serious problem requiring you to call a professional. Not to mention, repeated flushes can waste a lot of water.
Keep Over-the-Toilet Counters or Shelves Clear
Some toilet clogs occur when an object on a nearby counter or over-the-toilet shelf is knocked over and dropped into the toilet. These objects can range from small bottles to bars of soap. You should keep this area clean at all times to avoid a situation like this from occurring.
Provide a Trash Can in the Bathroom
Some items are discarded in the toilet simply because the occupant has no other place to discard them. This is why you should keep a small trash can in the bathroom so they will have an alternate disposal method. This will greatly reduce the chances of experiencing a toilet clog and keep items from going down the drain.
Educate Family Members
You should inform your family, both children and adults, that these objects should be kept far away from your toilet: paper products (cleaning wipes, cotton balls), household waste products (human or pet hair, grease, oil), or other household materials (medications, articles of clothing).
When in Doubt, Call Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating for Service
If your toilet problems are proving overwhelming, you should always call Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating for service. We can provide a home plumbing inspection that will ensure your plumbing system is free of issues, especially your toilet. We can give your fixtures a close inspection to ensure even the smallest issues are fixed before they grow into something much more troublesome.
Call our Cedar Hill toilet repair specialists today at (972) 362-9797 to bring in a member of our team. We even offer 24/7 emergency service so you are never without critical plumbing functions!
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