“We know that toilet problems are usually the last thing anyone wants to deal with — but did you know there are several issues you can fix without shelling out your hard-earned cash to a plumber?
The Toilet Is Overflowing
If this is happening, you likely have a clog. If you don’t own a plunger, pick one up from your local hardware store. Insert the plunger into the bowl while it’s still full of water, pressing the mouth against the opening at the bottom of the bowl. Rhythmically and carefully (so you don’t splash) use a push-pull pumping motion to drum up enough pressure to release the clog. You’ll know you’ve fixed it when the water starts draining down, just like it’s supposed to.
The Toilet Won’t Stop Running
Turning a blind eye to this problem will leave you gasping at your high water bill — so it’s best to fix it right away. Luckily, it’s a relatively easy remedy. This problem occurs because of two things: the flapper is not sealing itself correctly or the water level in the tank is too high, causing the top to pour into the overflow tube.
Sometimes all it takes is a quick jiggle of the handle to get the flapper to lay properly. If that doesn’t solve it, replace the flapper with a new one from the hardware store. Over time, the rubber flapper hardens and loses its snug fit.”
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Now, if your toilet simply won’t flush there is likely an issue with the chain connecting the handle and flapper. Sometimes, this may get accidentally disconnected. It should be fairly obvious how to re-attach the chain if this is the case.
If you have a stubborn clog that just can’t be solved call the professionals of DC Annis at (612) 861-6425 to. Fixing clogged toilets is our specialty!