Problems with Toilets

Of all the plumbing problems at your home or place of business, most people would rank a clogged toilet #1. It’s also one of the most common plumbing problems and one that is normally easy for an experienced plumber to diagnose and repair.

Problems & Repairs
If you have noticed that your toilet is just not working right, there are a few things that you can do yourself that will help you save money. A malfunctioning toilet can be extremely inconvenient and can also cause an increase in your water bill. The most common problems with a toilet can be found inside the tank. The inner workings of the toilet tank control how the toilet flushes, how it shuts off after each flush, and the water level.

How can you tell what’s ailing your toilet:

  • You may have a clog as a result of facial tissue or another product that wasn’t designed to disintegrate like toilet paper.
  • If you have young children, the clog could be a toy or a sock.
  • If using a plunger unclogs the toilet, great. However, if the clog is recurring, you will need to call a plumber.
  • If your bathroom sink drains well, the trouble is probably a clog in the toilet trap.
  • If your sink also drains slowly, you may have a blocked sewer line. You will need a plumber to diagnose and repair this problem.

New Toilets
If it is time for a new toilet such as with new construction or a major renovation), you will need to select and install new commodes. Low-flow toilets use less water per flush, thus helping to conserve water.

You may also wish to consider installing a new toilet with all of the latest “bells and whistles”, including automatic flushing, heated seats, mechanically controlled seats and lids and bidet-like features.

The professionals at Coopersburg Plumbing will be happy to unclog your stopped-up toilet. They will also be able to explain the features of and install many of the latest toilets on the market.