A toilet repair represents one of the most common plumbing problem in the home. The toilet is usually a reliable appliance, but as it’s used so frequently and as it’s arguably the most important component within your home; repairs tend to be urgency.
A plumber can usually correct any problem you might encounter with your toilet, however here is a list of the 3 most common problems requiring toilet repair.
- Leaks. This most often appear in the plumbing line between the toilet tank and your central plumbing system. The plumbing line itself can wear out after a time, or you may experience a problem with the valve or seal connecting to a larger component. This is actually a fairly easy repair to make for a plumber, who can drain the tank, replace the line and fix the leak in short order. A trickier situation occurs when the bowl itself suffers damage, or the tank has sprung a leak. In those cases, you usually need to have the entire toilet replaced.
- Moans and whistles. Unusual noises such as a moans and whistles are a sure sign that something’s is wrong with your toilet. This usually result from a faulty cock and ball valve. A damaged valve will sometimes vibrate when the water refills, or let out a low moan when high water pressure puts stress on it. You can solve the problem by having the valve replaced.
- Strange water fillings. When the flapper valves wear out, water will leak from the tank into the water line. When the water level drops to a certain point, the toiler starts running and the tank refills. Not only can this be very annoying, but you would be paying for all that lost water in higher bills. A plumber can replace the flapper valve and restore the toilet to its normal functions.