The toilet is one of the most essential fixtures in Houston homes and businesses, so it is no surprise that plumbing companies are often called to fix, repair and replace toilets. There are a number of problems that can occur with toilets such as flushing problems, a constantly running toilet, toilet blocks and leaks. Most toilet problems are caused by age and use, however they can be repaired by replacing individual components or resealing. Prevent blockages by ensuring that small amounts of toilet paper are used and no foreign objects find their way into the system.
Do you have a toilet that is constantly running? This can run up your water bill in a hurry. One easy thing to look for is if the flapper is stuck open. Open the lid and take a look, then reach in and manually push it closed. Then make any necessary adjustments. Is flapper aligned with the opening? Is the chain catching on something? If you have a ball seal instead of a flapper, is the wire that lifts the ball straight and does it move freely?
Another plumbing item to check is the water level. Not having enough water in the tank will cause it to run. You can check the valve and turn it all the way on to fill the tank with water up to the water line.
Also try adjusting the float and valve or cleaning or replacing these parts as well. Sometimes all it takes is a little cleaning to fix the seal on the flapper. Minerals can buildup in these parts and cause things to not work properly.
If all else fails, or if you want to hand these issues off to a seasoned plumbing professional in Houston, we are available to come take a look. We see toilet problems every day and can ensure it is fixed quickly and efficiently.