Arizona Toilet Installation and Repair
Is your toilet clogged because of baby wipes, paper towels, sanitary products or even dental floss and disposable diapers? If you answered “yes,” then contact Whitton Plumbing, Arizona’s premier plumbing specialists.
A clogged toilet is one of the most common plumbing problems. If your toilet flushes sluggishly or if it overflows, it is most likely clogged. Clogged toilets can flood your bathroom, saddling you with costly repairs. It is therefore vitally important that you seek professional help when dealing with a clogged toilet. Whitton Plumbing uses professional equipment designed to remove any debris clogging your toilet. This ensures that your pipes are clear of any blockages that might cause future problems.
WHAT CLOGS TOILETS?
A number of objects can clog a toilet, but the most common causes of clogged toilets are paper products that do not disintegrate upon contact with water. These products include sanitary napkins, baby wipes, facial tissue and paper towels.
Toilets connected to septic systems are especially vulnerable to the problems caused by non-disintegrating paper products. If you experience problems with a toilet connected to a septic system, contact Whitton Plumbing. An improperly maintained septic system can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. It can also contaminate groundwater that might be a source of drinking water, posing an environmental hazard that can leave you liable for any damages. If you encounter problems with a toilet connected to a septic system, call Whitton Plumbing right away.
HOW TO AVOID CLOGGING YOUR TOILET
To avoid clogging your toilet with inappropriate paper products or other debris, always keep the lid closed. This minimizes the risk of such objects falling into the bowl. However, should your toilet become clogged despite your taking these precautions, do not take matters into your own hands. Never pour hot water into the bowl or mix toilet cleaning products. Call Whitton Plumbing instead to have your toilet unclogged in a professional manner.
A recurring puddle of water near the base of the toilet suggests that the toilet may have a crack in its base or tank.
Toilets are also subject to cracks and leaks. A recurring puddle of water near the base of the toilet suggests that the toilet may have a crack in its base or tank. A toilet with a damaged tank or base should be replaced.
A leaky toilet is a costly and wasteful problem. The National Sanitation Foundation reports that a leaky toilet wastes as much as 500 gallons of water a day. Toilet leaks are most often caused by defective flush valves. A flush valve is a flap or ball-plunger device that acts as a stopper in the bottom of your toilet tank. This stopper can either be worn out by many years of flushing or be knocked out of shape. To check for an interior leak, place three or four drops of food coloring into the toilet tank. Do not disturb or flush the toilet for one to two hours. At the end of the waiting period, check the toilet bowl. If the color you placed in the tank colors the water in the bowl, chances are you have a toilet leak and your toilet is in need of professional service, which Whitton Plumbing is best positioned to provide.
Installing a water-saving toilet definitely represents a step in the right direction when it comes to making your home a greener, more energy efficient place. High-performance, water-saving toilets can conserve up to 60 percent of your current toilet's annual water usage. The average household toilet flushes three gallons of water. Energy efficient toilets, on the other hand, generally use between 1.6 and 1.28 gallons per flush.
A dual-flush toilet offers two flush quantities: a light flush of about 0.9 gallons and a heavy flush of about 1.6 gallons.
You might want to consider a low-flow toilet if a high-performance toilet isn’t right for you. Or, if you prefer greater flexibility in flushing options, you can always choose to go with a dual-flush toilet. A dual-flush toilet offers two flush quantities: a light flush of about 0.9 gallons and a heavy flush of about 1.6 gallons.
According to The National Association of Home Builders, toilets have an unlimited life span. But the components inside the toilet tank may require repair from time to time. That’s why it is important you seek professional plumbing services of Whitton Plumbing if you experience a clogged or leaking toilet. Whitton Plumbing can see to it that your toilet remains in tip-top shape for many years to come.
A clogged or leaking toilet can cause significant damage to your home and property if not dealt with promptly in a professional manner. If your toilet is clogged or leaking, contact Whitton Plumbing without delay. 75,000 satisfied Arizona households will agree that Whitton Plumbing is Arizona’s premier plumbing company. We offer free phone estimates for plumbing repairs and projects, and we guarantee a rapid response to your plumbing needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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