Toilet Repair or Toilet Replace?

When it comes to a mess, there may be nothing more efficient than repairing or replacing an ill-functioning toilet. It can be expensive, and, shall we say dirty. Not something to let fester, you will want to get on a toilet repair or replacement as soon as is possible, repair being the cheaper option. Many frequent toilet concerns exist, should you be experiencing any of the below, call us and we will be happy to see what we can do to perform a toilet repair:

-Toilet keeps running…
continuously and without an upcoming stop, your flush valve is likely not closing within the toilet. The problem could also be that your float ball is not in the right place. Peek inside the toilet tank, verify that the  chain that connects the flush valve is not caught on itself. Adjust the float ball so it is 50% below the surface of the water.

-Flush that ends early…
may indicate that the flush valve is not opening fully. There may be an overall lacking of water in the tank. Look in the tank to see if the chain is broken or is just loose. Make sure to adjust the float ball and to get the water level roughly an inch above the overflow pipe. Should this not provide for the desired full flush, call at Gander Plumbing.

-The clogged toilet…
is often a sign that the drain pipe or trap is obstructed, which, of course, may lead to a very messy situation.  Break out your plunger, covering the bowl bottom. If plunging does not remove the blockage, throw some  dishwashing liquid accompanied by a bucket of hot water into your bowl and let it fester for a few hours. If this solution does not work, ask a professional for help.

-Sluggish filling of tank…
shows a likely loosening of the shut off valve. Check your valve handle to ensure its connected to the wall, allowing the toilet to fill to the line. If your filling grows slower, replace your fill line.

-Water under tank…
may be leaking from your feed line or tank bolts. The repair may be as simple as replacing the washers and/or other accessory pieces.

The goal is a toilet repair and not a toilet replacement. If you experience a cracked bowl or trap jam (something stuck in the trap that can not be reached), you may have to accept the cruel fact that a replacement may be in order.

Are you interested in learning more about toilet repair in Byron and places nearby? Call Gander Plumbing at 507-282-7540, or you can contact us to Schedule an Appointment.

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