The toilet is one of the most important and most delicate plumbing fixtures in the house. The toilet is part of bathroom plumbing and it’s the biggest water consumers in the house. The toilet consumes almost a quarter of all the water used in the house. But you cannot blame this fixture for its heavy water consumption. After all, the toilet is in charge of disposing all human waste from the house. One thing that you should always remember is that the toilet is designed to dispose human waste and tissue paper only. Tissue paper is specially designed to disintegrate in water and hence cannot clog the toilet or the sewer system. Other waste products like paper napkins, feminine hygiene products, and wet wipes should never be flushed in the toilet. All these waste products can cause serious clogs in the toilet. We have all encountered our fair share of toilet problems. Sometimes the toilet is clogged. Other times the toilet is leaking. And you can also find yourself in a messy situation where you use the toilet and then discover that there is no water. Let us look at the most common toilet problems and how you can fix them.
Toilet clogs are some of the most common plumbing problems in any house. Toilet clogs are usually caused by negligent or careless flushing habits. This is where you find someone flushing other solid waste products in the toilet. As stated above, the toilet should only be used to flush human waste and tissue paper. Toilet clogs can also be caused by leaks or clogs deep in the sewer system. Such serious toilet clogs will necessitate professional Cincinnati sewer repairs. But simple toilet clogs can easily be solved with a plunger. A toilet plunger is one of the most useful plumbing tools and every home should have one. If you wish to unclog your toilet with a plunger, just dip the rubber end into your toilet and perform up and down sucking motions until the clog is gone. You can also unclog your toilet with a baking soda and vinegar solution. But if the toilet clog persists, do not hesitate to call your local plumber to have the problem fixed.
One of the most embarrassing situations is when you use the toilet and then discover that there is no water. The water could be shut off by the utility company due to a water main break or any other maintenance activities. You can also shut off the water due to ongoing plumbing repairs in your home. The good news is that this problem can easily be resolved by flushing the toilet with a bucket of water. You can use any water — clean or dirty — to flush the toilet in such a crisis. Just dump a bucket of water in the toilet bowl and the whole problem is solved.
Another common toilet problem is a leaking toilet. The toilet can develop a leak in the toilet tank, the toilet bowl, or even the connecting pipes. You can have serious flushing problems if the toilet bowl is cracked and leaking. It can really mess things up because the bathroom floor can flood with human waste. You should inspect your toilet regularly to ensure that it’s not leaking. If you notice a leak, call a professional plumber for a permanent fix.