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2 Common Toilet Problems

February 3, 2017

toilet problems

There are few things more frustrating than plumbing problems. When the fixtures you rely on start to fail, it can create a lot of additional and unwanted stress in your life.

Fortunately, when you call Superior Water & Air you’ll be given a fast and professional response, and your problem will be fixed in no time. Though many problems require plumbing experts to fix, there are a few solutions to basic toilet-related problems that you can try to fix on your own.

Here are some common toilet problems, and some steps you can take to try to fix them:

  1. The toilet won’t flush
    If the toilet won’t flush, the first thing you should do is check the tank, which is the tall part of the toilet located behind the bowl. In many cases, the problem is the result of the handle failing to lift the stopper properly. If the chain that lifts the stopper (the rubber plug that seals the drain) appears to be broken or damaged, you can find a cheap replacement at most home improvement stores.2 Common Toilet Problems
  2. My toilet is clogged.
    This is a common problem, and one that’s often quite simple to fix. First, if water is overflowing from the bowl, turn off the water source using the supply valve (which is often located beneath or below the toilet.) After that, use a plunger over the bowl’s main drain—the suction the plunger creates is usually enough to release the clog. If the plunger doesn’t work, you can also try using a pipe snake.

If these solutions don’t work or if you’d simple like to leave the troubleshooting to the professionals call Superior Water & Air at 801-438-4798 or visit us online!