Many people don’t pay attention to toilets until they present issues. It’s important to be attentive to their repairs to keep them from breaking down.
Here’s what you need to do when your toilet does any of these things:
If the tank is full, any plumber would suggest that something must be disconnected somewhere. The handle must be connected to the flapper valve, covering the hole at the tank’s bottom where the water should go into the bowl. When nothing happens if you move the handle, reconnecting the chain, plastic strip, or wire that link the two components should fix it.
Does “Phantom Flushes”
A running toilet is often shrouded in mystery. In reality, the nature of what experts call “phantom flushes” is simple. Either the flapper valve isn’t covering the opening properly or water gets into the top of the overflow tube. Adjusting the water level or the flapper valve, whichever is the culprit, should do the trick.
There’s only one suspect to blame: clogged drainage. Most clogs are no match for a toilet plunger with a flange, but persistent ones might need fancier equipment, like a toilet auger.
Empties Its Bowl Slowly
A phenomenon called a “weak flush” is the consequence of having clogged holes beneath the rim of the bowl. When filled with debris, the trapped detritus has to be cleared out. Sometimes, the buildup could happen in the siphon jet, which is located at the bottom of the drain.
Has a Puddle at Its Base
When there’s standing water on the floor around the base of your toilet, its wax ring—which seals the area—is likely damaged beyond repair. It needs replacement ASAP.