Out of all the water fixtures in your home, your toilet probably is the one you use the most. They make life much more convenient, but it’s easy to forget about them until something goes wrong. You might be able to solve the problem yourself, but if you see any of these signs, it might be time to call in a plumber to get a toilet repair in Memphis.
Here are seven signs our plumbers can help with a toilet repair in Memphis:
Assuming you aren’t having any digestive issues, your toilet shouldn’t be clogging very often. However, if your toilet is clogging more than once per week, it might be having issues. There might be a partial blockage deeper in the pipes or the parts that manage flushing might be worn out. Either way, you’ll need a professional plumber to fix the clog or the parts.
Weak or no flushing
If your toilet can barely flush if at all, that’s definitely a sign somethings wrong with the parts. You’ll want a professional to handle the installation of new parts.
The tank or bowl won’t refill
The tank or bowl won’t refill fully only if the fill valve is malfunctioning. You’ll need to find the right fill valve and replace the old one properly. Unless you have experience with this, you should call a professional.
Standing water around the base
Standing water is a sign of a leak. If it’s around the base, it’s likely a problem with the seal. You’ll need to replace the seal, and you’ll want to do it quickly. A leaking toilet can cause water damage and run up your water bills.
Leaking cracks in the porcelain
When you clean your toilet, check the porcelain for any cracks, especially around the tank or bowl. These cracks could also cause leaking. You can tell if your toilet is leaking by putting some dye in the tank or bowl. You should also examine your toilet if anything heavy or solid falls onto it.
The toilet constantly runs
You can sometimes handle this problem by jiggling the flapper valve to make it close correctly. If this keeps happening, you might need a new flapper or even a new toilet. Only a professional can tell you what you’ll need to get.
Rust and corrosion on the metal parts
Rust and corrosion is a sign your toilet is getting worn out. If it only appears on certain parts, you may be able to get by replacing the worn parts. If the rust and corrosion are widespread, you might just need a new toilet all together.
How can Stewart Plumbing help with my plumbing?
Stewart Plumbing has provided high-quality plumbing services for Memphis and the north Mississippi area since 1993. We believe with serving our clients with exceptional service, whether they be an everyday homeowner or the famous Graceland estate. We back all of our work with 100% satisfaction guarantees and the best warranties in the industry. If your plumbing is acting up, give Stewart Plumbing a call today!