Repair My Toilet Please!
The toilet is one of most common places we visit in a day, thanks to the call of nature. Because of the high usage frequency, there is a higher probability of toilet breakdown, whether due to misuse, or simply due to wear and tear. And we tend to get more frustrated when faced with a faulty flush or a loose toilet seat a few times a day.
Instead of constantly getting ourselves all worked up by such toilet problems, why not choose to reduce unnecessary stress for ourselves by fixing up toilet problems as soon as they crop up.
Common Toilet Problems
Toilet problems can come in many forms and severity, ranging from leaky toilets to clogged toilets.
We often see problems like loose flush handles, stuck toilet flush buttons or sunken toilet flush buttons. Or maybe your toilet does not flush completely or flushes sluggishly/weakly or worse, toilet does not flush at all. Sometimes we see a toilet that runs continuously or there are phantom flushes.
For such issues, we would need to check what is the problem with your toilet bowl flush mechanism – whether can it be repaired, or if the faulty toilet flush mechanism needs to be replaced completely.
When the toilet bowl gets clogged up with toilet paper, human excretion or even foreign objects, the toilet may even overflow and cause a big mess and unbearable stench.
If you constantly find a puddle of water on the floor around the base of your toilet, this may be caused by a crack in the toilet base, or a crack in the toilet cistern (also known as the toilet tank).
Some toilet problems can be fixed easily with minor adjustments that require no disassembly or replacement parts. If minor adjustments cannot fix the problem, further repairs by professional plumbers would be needed.
Loose Toilet Seat
You can fix that loose toilet seat yourself by tightening the loose nut on the seat bolts.
If the nut is corroded or stripped, replace the bolts and nuts, or simply replace the whole toilet seat.
Toilet Bowl Not Refilling Well
One of the minor problems may be water in the toilet bowl is not refilling well. This occurs when the small holes on the underside of the toilet bowl rim are clogged.
Simply clear out the debris using a stiff-bristled brush and liquid cleaner.
Phantom flushes are weak flushes that occur without turning the handle.
The flapper may not be completely sealing against the flush valve’s seat. Check that the chain is not tangled, and the flapper can go down all the way.
If the phantom flushes persist, you would need to replace the flapper.
Incomplete Toilet Flushes
When the toilet is unable to flush completely every time, try adjusting the lever and chain for the flapper and/or tank ball.
If this does not solve the problem, the handle mechanism may need cleaning or replacement.
When To Call In The Plumbers
There are so many possible issues that may crop up in the toilet. Some may be rectified by using a few simple tools and by making some minor adjustments.
However not everybody is willing to take up the messy job of clearing toilet clogs or may not wish to spend a whole weekend troubleshooting that faulty flush system.
Fret not. Simply contact Singapore Plumbing Works and our company will send an experienced and reliable plumbing expert to solve your toilet issue in no time.