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Challenges of Maintaining A Toilet

In almost every Naperville home, the toilet will experience problems. When it does, nothing will be a higher priority than getting it fixed as soon as possible. However, because a toilet can have many things go wrong, fixing the problem can be a challenge.

Naperville, IL Toilet-Maintenance-ServicesTherefore, it’s best to leave the job to a professional plumber. By doing so, you can be assured that whatever is wrong will be fixed correctly the first time.

To gain a better understanding of just how challenging it can be to keep a toilet operating properly, take a look at the information below.

Clogged Toilet

The most common problem people deal with on a regular basis, clogged toilets can be the result of numerous things. Among the leading causes of clogged toilets are having inappropriate items put into the bowl for flushing or using poor quality toilet paper that does not dissolve properly, resulting in a clog.

In most cases, the clog is located in the trap, but in some instances can be further down the drainpipe or even in the sewer line. If this is the case, expect to have a hefty repair bill when all is said and done.

Running Toilet

In many bathrooms, toilet run constantly and waste tremendous amounts of water. In fact, a toilet that is allowed to run 24/7 will waste in excess of 200 gallons of water each day.

This can lead to higher water bills, which will only go higher until the problem is located and fixed. Most of the time, the problem is a worn-out flapper or inlet valve assembly.

In some cases, a corroded overflow pipe can also lead to this problem. In any case, call a plumber as soon as possible to keep the amount of wasted water to a minimum.

Older Toilets

Surprisingly, many of today’s modern Naperville homes still have toilets that are considered to be old and out-of-date. In fact, if a home has a toilet installed prior to 1994, they should consider a replacement.

Older toilets use up to 3.5 gallons of water per flush, while newer ones are much more efficient and need less than half of that amount.

Many toilets are now made to change the amount of water they use per flush depending upon what is being flushed, with only about one gallon used for flushing liquid waste while the 1.6 gallon amount is reserved for solid waste.

Are you having trouble with your Naperville, IL plumbing system? Call Jim Wagner at (630) 577-9341 for all your repair needs!