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Common Toilet Problems Diagnosed

Are you having problems with a toilet in your home or business? Rooter Hero Plumbing has put together this guide of the most common toilet problems to help you figure out what might be the problem. Of course, you’re always welcome to call us for diagnostic services, too. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with any residential or commercial plumbing problem you have.

Ghost Flushing

This annoying problem can also be costing you more money each month on your water bill. Ghost flushing happens when the toilet fills on its own without anyone flushing the toilet. The problem, in this case, is either a fill valve that is too long or a flapper that is leaky or fits poorly.

Over Flushing

Do you flush the toilet once only to experience it flushing twice? The chances are that the problem is the water level is too high. You can fix this by adjusting the float management in the tank. You may have to play with the adjustments a few times, using trial and error to find the correct setting.

Toilet Leaks

A toilet can leak inside the tank and around the base of the toilet. Let’s first address a tank leak. Tank leaks often go unnoticed because they are rather sneaky. Usually, the first sign of a leak is a toilet that runs constantly or for too long after the initial flush. To diagnose a tank leak, place a few drops of food coloring into the tank. If the food coloring appears in the bowl, water is leaking back into the toilet. Tanks around the base of the toilet are obvious. The cause of the leak is most likely a poor fitting toilet seal, or there may be a crack in the toilet.

Stained Toilet Bowls

We get calls from customers all the time concerned about rust-colored stains forming in their toilet bowls. Not only is this unsightly, but it could be a sign of rusty pipes. If your pipes aren’t rusty, the other possibility is you have hard water. Hard water can damage pipes and cause toilet parts to wear out faster. Talk with your local plumber to find hard water solutions. These are just a few of the most common toilet problems. For questions regarding your specific situation, give Rooter Hero Plumbing a call today to speak with a licensed residential or commercial plumber.

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