The Toilet is Plugged
For a simple clog, the plunger should get the water flowing again. If not, using a toilet snake or the old baking soda and vinegar trick are a couple other options to try. But be careful, if done incorrectly, a plunger can break the wax ring at the base of the toilet, leading to flooding and water damage. We also recommend not pouring chemical products into a toilet to unclog the drain. These items may be sold in stores, but chemicals can cause corrosion and lead to leaks farther down the pipes.
The Toilet is Constantly Running
It may just trickle and swirl every few minutes, but you don't want a constant whirlpool in your bathroom. Not only is a running toilet costly, you will more than likely find yourself messing with it every time you use it just to get it to stop. There could be a couple reasons why your toilet won't stop running. Give us a call so we can give you a proper diagnosis and fix it up for you right away.
Foreign Objects Were Flushed
It happens. Your toddler flushed your keys... or in our case, our daughter flushed her socks. Even if the object made it past the toilet, it can still cause problems and plug up the sewer main. If you know something has been flushed that shouldn't have, give us a call to make sure further damage is prevented.
You Can Smell the Problem
A funky smell is an indication of a bigger problem. Hidden leaks result from overly strained or clogged toilets and can cause a multitude of issues. A hidden leak that’s left unchecked can quickly raise your water bill, cause severe damage behind your walls or under the floor, and may result in mold growth. If you smell something funky, give us a call to find the source and fix the leak.