Toilet Maintenance and Repair

toilet maintenance and repair

Choosing a reputable plumber is very important when it comes to fixing or replacing your toilet. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we are experts in toilet maintenance and repair. If your toilet is running, leaky, clogged, or not flushing properly, give us a call!

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Toilet Repair and Replacement

A toilet consists of three parts: the tank, the bowl, and the flushing mechanism. Because flush valves and fill valves are replaceable, malfunctions in the mechanism inside the toilet tank can usually be repaired. If the tank or bowl develops a crack, replacement is usually the only option. But cracks can be tricky to diagnose—a puddle on the floor doesn’t necessarily mean your toilet is broken. Call our office at (314) 965-9377 or email info@tonylamartinaplumbing.com, and our experienced plumbers will determine whether replacement is required and perform any necessary toilet maintenance.

Advantages of Replacing Your Old Toilet

If your toilet is old, replacement parts may be difficult or impossible to find. Replacing the toilet with a contemporary model is probably your best option. A new toilet will help you save money on your water bill in two ways. First, newer toilets are easier to repair, so you’ll be able to stop leaks when they happen. Second, newer toilets use less water per flush, keeping your water bill low. Is your toilet is old or malfunctioning? Consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient model. Contact us to schedule your new toilet installation today!

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Toilet Maintenance Tips

To help your toilet perform better and last longer, follow these five simple toilet maintenance tips:

  • Don’t use your toilet as a garbage can. Avoid flushing paper towels, feminine products, cleaning wipes, or anything other than toilet paper.
  • Inspect your toilet for leaks. Look for wet areas on and around the toilet, as well as on the water line that connects the toilet to the wall. If you notice any leaks, call a plumber as soon as possible. Leaks can hike up your water bill and damage your home.
  • Test for leaks with food coloring. Add six or seven drops of food coloring to your tank and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then check your toilet bowl and see if the water has changed color. If it has, you’ve got a leak. Call a plumber right away!
  • Check the water shut-off valve. This is the knob attached to the wall or floor that shuts off the water supply to your toilet. Just turn the knob to make sure it is still turnable. If it is resistant or won’t budge, it may be faulty and in need of professional maintenance.
  • Make sure the fill valve is working properly. Lift the lid to your tank and flush the toilet. Make sure that the after the tank has refilled, the fill valve completely stops dispensing water. If it doesn’t, give us a call! Our highly-skilled plumbers will promptly diagnose and fix the problem.

Shopping for a new toilet? Schedule an appointment with one of our local showroom partners: Immerse, Crescent, or Henry Kitchen and Bath.