Toilet Repair DIY Tips For The Homeowner

toilet repair diy in Miami FLAs a homeowner, I bet at some point, we all have once (or more) experienced having a malfunctioning or damaged toilet in our home. More than annoying, a faulty toilet can waste a lot of your time and hard earned money. It can also pose dangers and different health problems if not addressed immediately.

Even if you are not a plumbing expert, you can fix some common toilet problems on your own. Here are some of the most common toilet problems you can encounter with tips on how to fix them.

1.       Clogs

You can easily clear minor toilet clogs using a force-cup plunger. This type of plunger, also known as a flange plunger provides a better vacuum seal for toilets compared to classic cup plungers. Tightly grab the plunger and push in and out repeatedly. One good trick to increase suction is to apply petroleum jelly around the ring of the plunger.

2.       Leaks

Identify whether the leak is caused by a misaligned flapper valve. To check, drop some food coloring into the toilet’s storage tank. If the color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, adjust flapper valve. If adjusting did not help, replace flapper valve.

3.       Running toilet

Turn off water supply valve located behind the toilet. Check to see if the chain connecting the flush lever and the rubber flapper is too short, or too long.  Adjust the chain if it has extra length, otherwise, you may need to replace the chain with a longer chain.

4.       Noisy toilet

A noisy toilet can be caused either by a maladjusted toilet tank float or a worn out or damaged toilet fill valve. Both issues can be easy to fix. If you have a maladjusted tank float, all you have to do is adjust the float using a screwdriver. If the issue is not fixed after adjusting the float, try replacing the entire toilet fill valve with a new one.

This post will help you do a toilet repair diy in Miami FL. Call  Douglas Orr Plumbing at 305-887-1687, 954-522-8282 or 1-800-DOUG-ORR to schedule a service! You may also want to check out this article on how to install a new toilet.

Watch this video to help you understand how a toilet works.

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