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5 Toilet Problems and What to Do

Plumbing problems are never fun to deal with, and toilet problems are perhaps the worst. But there are some toilet problems that are actually pretty easy to fix. You just have to know what to do.

Of course, if you do need professional plumbing service in Newtown, PA, give our team a call. We are always here to help if you run into a toilet problem that you cannot solve on your own. Keep reading to learn about five common toilet problems as well as the solutions for each one.

Toilet Clogs

We receive a lot of calls because of persistently clogged toilets. Sometimes a plunger is not enough to get rid of a really difficult clog. If you want to try a DIY solution, you can buy a toilet auger. It’s like a plunger, but with more power for tackling tough clogs. You do have to be careful when using a toilet auger so you don’t damage the inside of the bowl.

Running Toilet

You have a running toilet if you continue to hear water flow after a flush is complete. This may not seem like a huge deal, but a running toilet can use thousands of extra gallons of water per month and significantly increase your monthly water bill. Not to mention the water that is going to waste as a result of the running toilet.

Usually, a running toilet means that there is a problem with the flush or fill valves or the overflow tube. You can easily buy replacement parts at your local hardware store and follow the instructions for replacing them yourself. If you run into any problems, we can assist. 

Loose Handle

This is another fairly simple fix. When you take the top off of your toilet tank, you’ll see the place where the toilet handle is secured inside. You can tighten the screw if you have a loose handle. However, if that doesn’t solve the problem, you may have to buy a new handle and replace your existing one. Installing a new handle should be an easy and straightforward process.

Water Leaks

If you have water leaking out of your toilet, it may not be secure. This is a case where you want to give us a call instead of attempting any DIY fixes. Something is already wrong with your toilet, and you may not know exactly what that is. You don’t want to make matters worse by trying to fix it yourself if you do not know how to install a toilet. 

Sometimes we are able to tighten your toilet and make repairs to prevent leaks. Other times your toilet may be older and in need of a replacement. Either way, we can get down to the root of the problem and offer a solution. 

Persistent Issues

If you try your own DIY solutions and none of them work, give our team a call. There may be something less obvious wrong with your toilet that needs to be addressed to fix running, leaks or clogs. For example, there may be a clog deep in your plumbing system or a damaged pipe leading into your home and bathroom.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Give us a call today to schedule your plumbing service for toilet problems.

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