The are many things that can go wrong with your toilet and Emerald Bay Plumbing is always here to help. It’s common for a property owner to try and diagnose and treat the issue themselves prior to contacting a professional. If you are a plumbing do-it-yourself-er the tips below will point you in the right direction.
– Noisy toilets can be caused by restricted water floor or a defective ball cock assembly. To trouble shoot a noisy toilet you will want to adjust the shutoff valve, oil the trip lever or replace the ball cock washers. If this does not remedy the toilet noise than replacing the entire ball cock assembly may be necessary.
– Another common issue is a running toilet and several factors may lead to this problem. To diagnose what is causing the toilet to run consider checking the float arm, water-filled float ball, looking for a corroded flush valve seal or cracked overflow tube, and checking to see if the ball cock valve shuts off. Although we are starting to get into more technical plumbing tasks remedies include bending the float arm away from the tank wall, replacing the ball or installing a new flush valve assembly, adjusting the stopper guide rod and lift chain, replacing a defective stopper, or installing a new ball cock assembly.
– Clogged toilets are an extremely common plumbing issue. Although we are aiming to provide the most through plumbing tips possible, there is not a secret remedy for this issue. We suggest attempting to remove the blockage with a plunger and if you are unsuccessful it is time to call Emerald Bay Plumbing.
–Leaking Toilets can be a nuisance, these simple plumbing tips and treatments can go a long way. On a bowl-mounted tank, to stop a leaking between the tank and the bowl, tighten the bolts in the tank, and or remove and replace their gaskets. On a wall mounted tank, tighten the couplings on the pipe connecting the bowl and tank, or unscrew the couplings, remove the pipe, and replace the washers. If the toilet bowl is leaking around its base, the bowl must be lifted and resealed along the base. Dealing with leaking toilets can be frustrating and unless you are very patient and handy we suggest calling a professional.