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What’s Wrong With Your Toilet?

Nothing makes a homeowner frustrated, panicked, or angry like a clogged or broken toilet. We use this porcelain throne every day, and when there’s a problem it can feel like your life is just put on hold. It’s uncomfortable, it’s anxiety-inducing, and it can be unhygienic depending on the problem that’s occurring.

So, what’s going on with your toilet? Keep the answer in mind as you read on. We’ll talk about the various different types of problems that occur in toilet systems, and we’ll also touch on how our professionals can provide plumbing in Wayne, NJ to fix them.

As long as you’ve got some towels on hand, you can shut your water off, and you’re ready to make a phone call to a licensed plumber, then you’re in good hands.

A Bad Toilet Clog

Clogs are rough, and unfortunately, they happen fairly often. We always urge homeowners to use a plunger to try and siphon the clog out with the right amount of pressure and elbow grease. If that doesn’t work though, we urge you to refrain from using any chemicals or other “quick fixes” and to call us. Only a professional plumber with the right tools and expertise can unclog your toilet without damaging your drains, your pipelining, and the toilet itself.

Phantom Flushes, Tank Leaks, and Flapper Issues

In essence, a toilet is just a big drain that’s meant for waste. It might look fancy and designed specifically for a bathroom, but it’s important to remember that it’s a drain in function. Therefore, sometimes a toilet can have troubles with leaks and flushes.

One of them is a “phantom flush,” which occurs when your toilet tank starts randomly filling up with water even though nobody flushed it. If this happens regularly in your home, then it’s a sign that your toilet’s stopper or “flapper” is broken and it’s constantly leaking water into the bowl. Take a look at the flapper and see if you can either replace it, or let our professionals know what you detect.

Weak Flushing

When you flush your toilet, it should provide a powerful enough flush to work every time you use it. If, after years of use, its flushes are becoming weak, then you could have clogged holes in your toilet bowl. Those holes on the side of the bowl are what send the water into it to start the flush. Over time, they can get clogged with waste or mineral deposits from your water, causing the flush to weaken. We can clear those holes out and fix your flushing woes.

Toilet Leaks

Your toilet connects to your plumbing system in a number of different areas. Each area can leak and start dripping water into your toilet or onto your bathroom floor. Regardless of which leak it is, we urge you to grab some towels to soak up the water, and turn your home’s water system off. This will stop more water from gushing out and the towels will help stop standing water from causing mold to grow.

Then, just call us and we can fix whatever leaks are causing you trouble. It’s simple!

Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for professional toilet repair.

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