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Troubleshooting A Troublesome Toilet

All too often, homeowners find a toilet becomes troublesome or nonfunctional. When this happens it is important to know what to look for and how to handle the problem. While there are many instances where homeowners can make repairs on their own, it is often best to hire a professional plumbing contractor to get the job done right the first time around. This is especially important with regard to preventing serious water leaks that can cause extensive water damage.

Adjusting The Shutoff Valve

When a toilet is excessively noisy it may be the result of restricted water flow or even a defective ball-cock assembly. Either way checking or adjusting the shutoff valve is typically the first step in remedying this type of problem. In other instances, the entire ball-cock assembly may require replacement. Another common problem that homeowners encounter with toilets is a toilet that runs continuously. When this happens it is typically caused by the float-arm not rising to the proper level.

Installing A New Flush Valve Assembly

Other reasons than a toilet will run continuously include a ball cock valve that doesn’t shut off properly or a cracked overflow tube. In addition, a corroded flush valve seal or a tank stopper that does not seal properly can cause the same condition. Some typical remedies for this type of problem include replacing the ball or replacing the tube as well as installing a new flush valve assembly. Equally effective when this problem arises is adjusting the stopper guide rod, wires or chain. While each case is different, one thing is certain and that is that most toilets that run continuously can be fixed quite easily.

Clear Obstructions In The Toilet

With that said, homeowners that are still unsure where the problem is arising may choose to hire a professional plumbing contractor. A clogged toilet is another frequent problem that homeowners experience. The simple remedy in this case is to remove the blockage using a plunger or even a snake tool. As an added note, inadequate flushing is a common problem encountered by homeowners. The simple remedy in this case is to adjust the stopper guide rod and the lift wires. Another way to fix this problem is to clear obstructions in the toilet. Contact Parker & Sons today to learn more about Phoenix plumbing services that are affordable and reliable.

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