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3 Maintenance Challenges You May Face With Your Toilet

Toilet Tank

The tank of your Franklin toilet contains the main plumbing parts. The tank holds all of the water that is needed when you flush the toilet. In addition that piece that fills and empties the tank is also inside of the tank. Although the tanks are basically made up of two components, oftentimes you’ll find that two tanks can look completely different. This is based on the new upgrades and technology available today. The two pieces included in the tank are the fill valve and the flush valve.

When dealing with maintenance with your toilet it is important that you match the pieces of to the type of technology you are currently operating in your toilet. You want to make sure you aren’t trying to replace a part of your toilet. In some cases it may benefit you to upgrade your toilet pieces in your tank to keep up with the newest pieces. Then, if one piece parts you won’t have to replace the entire part expectantly.

Clogged Toilets

Clogged toilets are a common problem that requires immediate maintenance. The first general rule is to unclog your toilet at the first sign of it being clogged or you may allow a small problem to become an even larger problem.

There are different ways that you can unplug a toilet easily. One of the most common ways would be a plunger. However, using a plunger can actually cause more damage to the surrounding areas if it is not done correctly. One of the main problems people have with plungers is the water will splash out of the tank and all around the surrounding area. If the water is dirty it can carry bacteria such as E. Coli. One of the recommendations to handle maintenance for clogged toilets when using a plunger is to stop the water source first and allow the water to drain as much as possible. Plunge the toilet bowl until the clog has been removed. Once your toilet is working again, wipe down the rim of the toilet, the seat and all of the surrounding areas.

Running Toilets

When your toilet continues to run after being flushed or randomly starts to run, that is referred to as a running toilet. When toilets are allowed to run they end up wasting a lot of money and can be pretty costly to your water bill. They can also keep you up at night when the loud random noises the toilet makes. However, dealing with a running toilet can actually be quite easy if you take the time to find the source of the problem.

One of the best ways to diagnose your toilet is to catch it right in the act. Flush your toilet and wait for the toilet to run too long. As soon as you’ve noticed the noise has started lift the toilet top and look in. If your toilet is not filling up then there is most likely a problem with your flapper. Reach into the toilet and try to adjust the flapper with your hand. Look for the chain. Is the chain getting caught on something? If so, make the necessary adjustments. If you are unable to diagnose the problem yourself contact a licensed Franklin professional like the plumbers of Kellie Plumbing to look at the toilet and handle the maintenance for you.

Are you having trouble with your Franklin, IN toilet? Call Kellie Plumbing at (317) 738-2707 for all your plumbing needs!