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Blogs from May, 2016


Whether it’s at home or at work, we use toilets every single day. However, when a toilet is experiencing major problems, it cause a major disruption in your life. There are some issues that frequently occur, so it’s best to understand what they are and how to quickly fix them in order to get your life back on the right track.

Common toilet problems include the following:

  • Running water. One of the most frequent issues is a toilet that continues to run water. When the toilet valve ages and hardens, water escapes into the bowl, despite not flushing it. If it’s not repaired immediately by a professional, it can cause a huge mess in your home, resulting in more water damage.
  • Leaking toilet bowl. A leaking toilet is one of the messier problems an individual can experience with their toilet. The most common reason why this issue happens is due to a damaged or faulty wax ring. However, it can also be caused by cracked porcelain, although this rarely occurs. In either case, this type of issue should be taken care of by a professional plumber.
  • Broken flush handle. Since it is created out of plastic and is used multiple times throughout the day, it can easily break. You could easily do this on your own by purchasing a replacement part called the “toilet trip lever,” which includes the handle and swing arm. Most models cost under $20, but for high-end toilets, it can be about $50 up to $100. If you don’t feel confident enough to repair it yourself, you can always contact a professional plumber.

If you experience any major problems with your toilet, it’s best to contact Smith’s Plumbing Services today and let our Bartlett plumber fix the issue in a timely manner.

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