3 Toilet Maintenance Challenges
Home maintenance can be challenging, but also very rewarding when saving on repair bills. Of all the areas of home maintenance, the bathroom is one part needing lots of attention. For many people in and around Trinity, they have no idea how toilets works or what to look for that will indicate a problem exists.
While problems such as clogs are easy to spot, other issues such as leaks or mechanical damage are much harder to discover. However, by taking the time to learn more about some basic toilet maintenance challenges, people can know when it's time to call a plumber in order to get needed repairs as quickly as possible.
Leaks and Hisses
A sure way to tell if a toilet is leaking is to listen for a hissing sound after each flush. If that sound is present and the toilet never stops running after it's flushed, the flapper valve is likely worn out and needs to be replaced.
A plumber can do this easily, and the new valve will save as much as 200 gallons of water per day from being wasted. If the flapper valve is not the problem, a plumber can check the overflow pipe valve or flush valve assembly for corrosion or other damage.
Toilets and Their Clogs
Unfortunately, almost any toilet will experience a clog at one time or another. However, most of them can be prevented by taking some simple steps. For starters, always use high-quality toilet paper that disintegrates quickly once it's wet. This will prevent numerous clogs from forming, saving much aggravation as well as much money.
However, if the clog does find its way to the sewer lines of a home, a plumber will need to spend several hours clearing the line, which always results in a high repair bill.
The Older Toilet
Toilets that were made prior to 1994 are considered very out-of-date today due to their inefficiency when it comes to the amount of water used per flush. Older toilets use nearly four gallons of water per flush, while newer toilets only use less than two gallons.
Over the course of a year, this can add up to thousands of gallons of water saved, which helps to keep monthly Trinity water bills down. Found mostly in older homes, these toilets should always be removed and replaced with a newer, more efficient model that conserves water and won't break down on a regular basis.
Are you having trouble with your Trinity, FL toilet? Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 for all your plumbing needs!