A properly functioning toilet performs its duties unceremoniously and reliably, while minimizing the amount of water wasted with each flush. While it isn’t difficult to maintain your toilet in excellent condition, the inevitable wear and tear that comes with age will eventually begin to take its toll. When that happens, you may experience a variety of frustrating symptoms, including frequent blockages and higher utility bills. You can rely on our experienced plumbing experts at Tri-County Pumps to help deliver a solution that works for your property and your budget.
Signs Your Toilet May Need Maintenance or Repair
While it’s never a bad idea to have a professional plumber take a look at your toilet to make sure it’s running properly, there are many early warning signs that you can keep an eye out for that may indicate a repair or replacement is necessary.
- Toilet is leaking on your floor – your toilet’s gasket and flange protect the floor where your toilet is attached from water damage. When they start to degrade, however, you will begin to notice the soft, spongy character that is a hallmark of mildew and rot. Hairline cracks in your toilet may also cause leakage to appear.
- Toilet doesn’t flush properly or at all – insufficient water levels in the tank can result in problems when flushing. Check to make sure your water valve it opened all the way. Additionally, high-efficiency toilets make use of a siphon jet to allow for high flushing power with small amounts of water, so its malfunction can also lead to flushing problems.
- Toilet randomly refills itself – after you flush, your tank fills back up to optimal levels for flushing. However, if your flapper is bent or worn out, a small amount of water will slowly escape the tank, prompting your fill valve to compensate. This will cause your water bill to spike until the problem is solved.
- Toilet clogs up often – sometimes older thrones are just not up to the task of removing waste anymore. Rather than spending time and money replacing individual components, it is often more cost-effective to simply upgrade your toilet to a modern, higher-efficiency unit.
Whatever the cause of your toilet’s troubles, you can count on Tri-County Pumps to deliver solutions that work for your property and your budget. We offer everything from individual component replacements to complete upgrades for your commode. Of course, if you’re not quite sure what the problem is, you can call our experienced technicians 24 hours a day to take a look. With Tri-County Pumps by your side, you can rest easier knowing that the functionality of your toilet is in good hands.
When it comes time to upgrade your toilet, you’ll want to make sure that you get a unit that is rated highly for durability, efficiency and reliability. At Tri-County Pumps, we only offer industry-leading brands that strike the right balance between cost and performance. Ask our experienced sales team which toilet from Moen, Koehler, American Standard or Crane is right for your home or business.