There’s a lot of information for the handy diyer about repairing toilets. Since toilets have only a few common problems, it makes some sense that people with handy skills and tools would feel confident trying to fix their own toilets. We’re going to go through some of the more common issues here and explain some of the remedies. However, it’s important to remember that if you ever don’t feel 100% confident, we’re only a phone call away.
Toilet Runs Constantly. A toilet that runs constantly wastes a lot of water and can also be quite annoying since it’s always noisy. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can cause a toilet to run constantly. Here are some things you’re going to want to check: the lift chain, the float ball, water level, the tank ball, the float ball, and the ballcock.
For the lift chain, make sure it is connect to the handle lever and isn’t kinked or preventing other parts of the toilet from sitting properly. If that seems to be in order, you’ll want to check if the float ball is rubbing against the side of the toilet tank. Another potential problem is that water is constantly running out the overflow pipe, that can be fixed with an adjustment to the water level. The tank ball, float ball, and ballcock can all cause running as well. Check to make sure they’re in good shape and not worn out.
A Loose Toilet Handle is a quick fix usually. Generally you just take a look into the toilet tank and reconnect the lift chain to the handle.
Water on Floor. This issue is not one we’d generally recommend handling yourself. The problem with leaks, is that they very quickly can develop into mould and rot problems. That means it’s extremely important to deal with them sooner rather than later. If you have water on the floor, the first thing our expert Calgary plumbers will do is diagnose where the leak is coming from. Likely we’ll look over and tighten any loose water connections to the tank and the tank bolts. If the water is coming from condensation, we’ll recommend that toilet tank should probably be insulated. We may also replace the wax ring in the toilet’s base.
Toilet is Clogged. We’ve already written a whole blog on unclogging your toilet without a plunger. If you have a plunger, that is also a good option.
While some toilet problems are quick and easy repairs, others can be quite complicated. Our plumbers are happy to help Calgarians regardless of how easy or tricky the repair is. Call us today at (403) 452-2911.