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Common Toilet Repair Tips

Dealing with a broken toilet is never fun. After all, a broken toilet can make life uncomfortable for everyone in the home. Below, we will be going over some of the most common toilet repair tips.

Common Toilet Repair Tips:

1. Phantom Flushes. If you are dealing with a toilet that seemingly flushes on its own or one that runs as if someone had flushed it when they didn't, you are dealing with phantom flushes. The main cause of this kind of flush has a bad flapper. The easiest solution to this common problem is to simply drain both the tank and the bowl and to replace the flapper if it is broken and worn out. Or you could call a qualified plumbing company like Peerless Plumbing Company. Replacing the flapper shouldn't be difficult so even a novice can complete the replacement successfully.

2. Water Constantly Leaking Into Tank.

If you notice that your tank is hissing and water is leaking into your tank from the supply line, it is likely caused by the water coming in through the inlet valve. To check to see if this is a problem you are dealing with, you will want to check to see whether the float is stuck in the tank. Also, you want to check to ensure that the refill tube is not pushed too far inside the overflow tube. Either of these problems can make for simple adjustments which can solve the issue. However, if neither need to be adjusted, you will likely need to replace the assembly altogether.

3. Clogged Toilet.

Clogged toilets are one of the most common toilet problems you will likely be faced with. While they can be annoying, they are generally easy to fix. Various tools can help you deal with a clogged toilet and drain. For one, you can utilize a plunger, and you could also use a closet auger for more serious clogs. Regardless, you will be able to solve your problem easily with the right tools.

4. Leaky Seals.

Another common problem you might be faced with at times would be leaky seals. The largest and most likely seal to leak would be the one that seals the tank and the bowl. Any sort of break here and you will be dealing with a major leak. You want to remove the old seal and replace it with a new one.
Overall, dealing with common toilet problems is never fun. However, all of these problems have simple enough fixes for even the most novice DIY plumbers.

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