The holiday season is one of the hardest times on your home’s plumbing. You typically have more people in your home between parties and people home for the holidays. The higher population in your home at this time leads to heavier usage of our plumbing fixtures, such as the toilet. If you want to avoid toilet clogs and other problems this holiday season, you need to prepare your home now.
Perhaps one of the most common problems that can occur with your toilet is a clog. In fact, the likelihood is so great that your bathroom should have a plunger in it to fix this problem. If you don’t already have a plunger, go out and get one. Plunging a clogged toilet could save you the cost of calling a plumber.
Toilets clog for several reasons. First, they may have too much material to flush, whether this includes tissue or waste. Use a plunger to try to clear the clog. If this doesn’t work, you should call a plumber.
Another reason behind toilet clogs is toys that children or pets put into the bowl. Sometimes, you may be able to see and pull out the toys by putting on an elbow-length heavy cleaning glove. However, if the toys got caught farther in the system, you might need professional assistance.
If you find that your toilet doesn’t flush as it should, you may have problems with water delivery from the tank. Several things could cause this from a float that doesn’t allow the tank to fill with enough water to clogged rinse holes under the rim of the bowl. If after adjusting the float in the tank and clearing out the rinse holes with a coat hanger, you still have problems, you have an issue that will need a more thorough examination and diagnosis.
Over time, the wax seal between your toilet and the floor can wear out, causing unevenness and rocking of the toilet when you sit on it. Though it may seem like a minor nuisance, this issue can lead to serious problems if the wax seal breaks. Because replacing the wax seal requires moving the toilet, invest in the help of a plumber for the job. You will save yourself from having to move a heavy, bulk, and delicate porcelain bowl. Plus, when a plumber does the work, you can ensure that it will be completed correctly the first time.
Have Toilet Clogs or Other Troubles? Call Us at Best Service Plumber
Perhaps the best preparation that you can do for potential holiday plumbing woes is to take down our number at Best Service Plumber, 951-356-9631. We are available 24/7 to help you with emergencies that may arise. If you don’t have an emergency but want to contact us about making an appointment or to get questions answered, feel free to do so with our online form. We’re waiting to help you restore your home’s plumbing operation if toilet clogs or other issues happen over the holidays.