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Toilet Troubles and Solutions

As one of the best seats in the house, your toilet needs to be in Tip Top condition! While some toilet issues are severe and should be attended to by a professional, some are simple enough for homeowners to take care of!

We’re sharing the most common toilet troubles and how to solve them. Use these tips in your own home or to avoid a potentially messy situation at a friend’s house!

No Flushing

If you’re dealing with a non-flushing toilet, there are a few things that could be wrong. First, take a look inside the tank. If there is no water inside, check the water supply valve which sits between the toilet and the wall. Turn it on, and the tank should refill, allowing you to flush!

Another no-flush culprit could be a disconnected or loose lift chain, which can be fixed with a quick tightening. If that’s not the issue, look at the flapper connected to the end of the chain. A warped or damaged flapper can be replaced easily and affordably.

Clogging

If the tips above still don’t solve your flushing problem, your toilet is most-likely clogged. Whether from too much toilet paper or flushing something you shouldn’t have (we won’t judge!), don’t let a clogged toilet stress you out too much.

First, turn off your water supply. Then, grab your plunger, place it over the drain in your toilet bowl, and pump up and down for 30 seconds. Turn the water supply back on and try flushing. If it works, great! If not, try again.

If after a few tries you’re still facing a clog, it may be out of your hands. That is when you turn to the professionals at Tip Top Drain Pros & Plumbing Experts to take care of it for you!

Running

Is your toilet running? Well, then you’d better go catch it!

Now that the joke is out of our system, we’ll help you fix a constantly running toilet. This happens when the flapper is damaged or when your tank’s water level is too high. For a quick fix, return to the water valve and shut it off. Replace the broken flapper and turn the water back on.

If the water level in your tank is unusually high, a simple replacement of the fill valve will get things working again!

Give us a Call!

If you’re facing a more severe toilet issue, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals. The plumbers at Tip Top Drain Pros & Plumbing Experts are highly skilled and eager to help your plumbing system return to normal. Give us a call at (833) 207-0817 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.