If you are plagued by questions like "how to repair a toilet?", and "how to fix a toilet?", learn to repair a faulty commode using this article.
There are some common problems related to a toilet. I doubt there is anyone who can boast of having a problem-free toilet. The best way to go about drainage solutions is to know the pipe layout and get acquainted with the water connections in your toilet. A simple and efficient layout of the pipelines is one of the biggest factors of home construction.
Detection of a problem area is very essential. So get acquainted with the following types so that you tackle the problem well.
Leaking Commode: You can easily repair a leaking commode by using sealants. But before that, just ensure if the leakage is due to a crack, or due to some loose screws around the fixture. Check behind the cover, where the water supply pipe is attached to the flush system.
Running Flush: If your flush flows continuously, you just need to check the flush tank and see whether the float ball is in place. Many a times, the wire that is connected to it gets bent, which causes the flush to run continuously.
There could even be a puncture in the plastic float ball. If there is a puncture, the ball will not rise and float. Replace it with a new one.
Scary Sounds: Don’t worry, there is no ghost roaming around in your house! The sounds that you hear, especially when you flush in the middle of the night can make you a believer in ghosts though. These sounds are produced due to the wind entrapment in the pipeline. For fixing this all you need to do is open your flush tank and access the pipe. Ensure that the water cork is tightly fit in the tank.
Clogging: Unclogging a drain is no rocket science. If it is a minor clog, using a suction pipe or ‘snake’ can solve your problem. If you do not want manual work, invest in a chemical toilet clog clearer. Just empty the sachet and wait for some time (as will be mentioned in the instructions). It is one of the best ways to unclog a toilet. Another problem related to a clog is when you flush, the water empties slowly. This may be because some debris is preventing the water from being flushed properly. The best way to deal with this problem is to take a curved piece of wire and poke gently into the flush hole. This will clear any debris blocking the hole. For serious clogs use a clog auger.
So you see, plumbing is not all that difficult. Hope that now you know how to repair a commode, you won’t panic when any of the above problems come up.