Toilets don’t last forever. Unfortunately, lots of homeowners believe they do and this theory can lead to some serious problems and major headaches down the road. However, a little bit of maintenance and a few minor repairs can go a long way. We get it, replacing a toilet can be pricey, so follow the tips below to extend the lifespan of your throne:
Find yourself having to hold down the handle for several seconds to make a complete flush? Your toilet isn’t broken, you simply need to adjust the chain. Remove any excess slack and adjust the lift so that the chain hangs straight from the handle lever (a tiny bit of slack is normal).
Lots of people think that when they sit down on the bowl and the seat shifts, it needs to be replaced. This is not the case. The screws holding the seat in place can loosen overtime and all you need to do is tighten them up for a secure experience. Lift the bolt caps and tighten the nuts.
Hear water constantly running or trickling into the bowl? It’s probably just a worn flapper. You can replace this piece in just a few minutes and a brand new one will only cost a few bucks. Just be sure to take the old flapper to the store with you to make sure you’re purchasing the proper replacement.
Don’t forget - regular cleaning goes a long way! Just be sure to stay away from harsh chemical cleaners. Although they might get the toilet sparkling clean, they have the ability to damage the porcelain and the pipes.
For all the toilet plumbing service needs in your home in Minneapolis-St Paul, enjoy fast repairs and installations along with satisfaction guaranteed service from Uptown Plumbing. Call us today at (612) 324-1004!