The toilet is perhaps one of the most important and most used amenities in your house. Everyone uses it on a daily basis and when it is not working properly, it can cause a lot of anxiety. You, therefore, need to ensure that you maintain a healthy environment by having a toilet that works properly.
Imagine this scenario: Your husband invites some of his friends over to watch the game and they come over with their wives and children. You have been noticing that whenever you flush the toilet, the water slightly rises but then drains, albeit slower than usual. Because your husband is serving drinks with the delicious food you have cooked, the number of toilet visits increase. Your toilet, therefore, gives in and just when one of the wives flushes it, the water levels rise as usual but this time, it doesn’t drain.
Dirty water starts flowing out of the toilet bowl onto the floor and suddenly, there is a huge pool of water seeping from under the bathroom door. What do you do? Well, first off, if you are in the Tampa area, you should immediately call Matt’s Plumbing services to fix the issue immediately. However, the embarrassment this will probably bring will be huge and the situation will probably bring the party to a stop because of hygiene concerns.
First off, whenever you notice a persistent problem with your toilet that a plunger can’t seem to fix, you should call on Matt’s plumbing Services immediately. A small problem can easily escalate into a bigger one in the worst of moments. With years of experience under our belt, Matt’s Plumbing has seen virtually everything there is to see when it comes to plumbing problems. We know when and how to replace or repair your plumbing system after evaluating the problem.
In the US alone, there are about 350 million toilets and toilet repair are one of the most common plumbing repairs done in homes. Matt’s Plumbing has repaired a vast number of toilets within the Tampa area and we, therefore, know where to get all the equipment needed and how to do the job. We have also done countless installations of toilets, either in new houses, when an owner decides to upgrade their toilets with more efficient owes or simply if a toilet is damaged beyond repair.
How a toilet works
Before going into how to repair a toilet, it would benefit to understand how a toilet works. Most homes in the US, including Tampa Bay Area, have what is referred to as a Flush Toilet. These toilets have an exact amount of water which is released when the toilet is flushed. If the level in the cistern (where the water is stored) is low, the trap in the toilet will not be cleared. Toilets are filled by an automatic valve which detects when the water level is low and allows the release of water back into the tank making it ready for the next flush. Since the ballcock (valve) is mechanical, it will most certainly wear out over time, therefore requiring replacement. Toilets also have a flapper seal made of rubber at the bottom of the cistern that keeps the water in the tank until the toilet is flushed. This seal deteriorates over time allowing water to escape into the toilet bowl, thus reducing the amount of water in the tank available for a flush. It also has the disadvantage of increasing your water bill due to wastage of water.
Repair Of Your Tampa Toilet
From the above description of the working of a toilet, you can see that it is made up of several mechanical parts which, with time, undergo wear and tear and may need to be replaced. Some homeowners have taken it upon themselves to figure out how to replace these parts but many do not know how to do it or cannot do it well. This is where Matt’s Plumbing would come into play. When in doubt, always give us a call and we will fix any of your plumbing problems with the correct tools and years of expertise. We will usually have these parts on hand – considering this is a very common problem – so you don’t have to worry about purchasing them on your own. Remember, not everyone is born with the Do It Yourself spirit in them and most times, it’s just easier to call the experts to handle the problem quickly and efficiently.
Replacing your toilet
Sometimes, your toilet may be damaged beyond repair and you may have to replace it. Either that or the toilet currently installed in your house is not ideal. Not all toilets are equal and buying the wrong toilet can cost you much more in the long term than if you had purchased the correct toilet in the first place. Do your research on the types of toilets available in the market. Look for one that not only works well but saves on water, therefore lowering your otherwise high-water bills. If you are not sure what kind of toilet you should purchase, don’t worry about it, just give us a call and we will advise you on the best toilet model for your home.
We certainly are not the only company offering Plumbing services in the Tampa area but we are your best bet. We have several years of experience under our belt and all our employees are thoroughly vetted and certified ensuring that they do their work with utmost skill and professionalism. Your satisfaction as a client matters to us and we strive to ensure that our work lives up to and even surpasses your standards. We also offer several promotions a year so check out our pages to discover our newest offer. You can reach us through our contact form or through (813)269-7370 and we will be at your premises before you know it to your plumbing problems.