Common Reasons for Toilet Repair

When you are having problems with your toilet, it can be pretty stressful. Especially if your home only has one bathroom! Thankfully, help is only a phone call away. One of our specialties at Gander Plumbing is toilet repair and Rochester homeowners have trusted us for years when they are having problems with their toilets. Here are a few of the most common types of toilet repairs that we do.

“Phantom Flushes”

Have you ever heard your toilet start to refill on its own, even if no one has flushed it? The cause of this type of toilet problem is usually a very slow leak from the tank into the bowl. Generally, all this type of toilet repair entails is putting in a new flapper or flapper seat. We will drain the bowl and tank, check and clean the flapper seat and then replace the flapper or flapper seat if either part is worn out or somehow damaged.

Water Trickles into the Tank

Do you hear a funny hissing sound coming from your toilet? If so, water is probably trickling from the tank through the supply line. A toilet repair service should check the float, the refill tube and the ballcock or inlet-valve assembly. If the float is not sticking and does not need to be adjusted and if the refill tube is not inserted too far into the overflow tube, then the ballcock assembly probably needs to be replaced. This type of toilet repair can be done by one of our professional plumbers.

Slowly Emptying Bowl

Does it seem to take forever for your toilet to finish flushing? This usually indicates that the holes underneath the rim of the bowl are clogged. This type of toilet repair can be a do it yourself project if you are comfortable doing so, but if not, give us a call and we can unclog these holes so the toilet bowl does not take as long to empty after you flush.

Toilet is Clogged

This is one of the most common toilet repair problems that we see. There are a few different tools that can be used for stubborn clogs besides your standard toilet plunger. But if you are not sure of how to do this properly, call us for help.

Do you need help with toilet repair in Rochester or any of the surrounding areas? Call Gander Plumbing at 507-282-7540 or contact us to Schedule an Appointment.

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