Out of all the water fixtures in your home, your toilet probably is the one that you use the most often. They make life much more convenient and sanitary, 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 seven signs, it might be time to call Vander Hyde to fix or replace your toilet.
Here are seven signs you need some toilet repair:
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 from Vander Hyde to fix the clog or the parts.
Weak or no flushing.
If your toilet is having difficulty flushing if at all, that’s definitely a sign something is wrong with the parts. You’ll want a professional to handle the installation of new parts. Our plumbers at Vander Hyde can give you the best idea of what you’ll need.
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 to help with the toilet repair.
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 to your home 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 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 are a sign your toilet is getting worn out. If it only appears on certain parts, you may be able to get it by replacing the worn parts. If the rust and corrosion are widespread, you might just need a new toilet altogether.
Why trust Vander Hyde with your toilet repair?
Vander Hyde has been a trusted household name for over 30 years. Our highly-trained staff has served the Michigan area in all manners related to heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical. We offer exceptional product lines, warranties, preventative maintenance, and much more! Give us a call today to learn what we can do for you!