Problems and Repairs
Of all the plumbing problems at your home or place of business, most people would rank a clogged toilet as #1. It's also one of the most common plumbing problems and one that is normally easy for an experienced plumber to diagnose and repair.
How can you tell what's ailing your toilet:
- You may have a clog as a result of facial tissue or another product that wasn't designed to disintegrate like toilet paper.
- If you have young children, the clog could be a bath toy, flushable wipes, diapers, socks, or a cell phone.
- If using a plunger unclogs the toilet, great. Aggressive plunging can compromise the wax seal and create a leak at the base of the toilet. However, if the clog is recurring, you will need to call a plumber.
- If your bathroom sink, tub, or shower drains well, the trouble is probably a clog in the bathroom group.
- If your sink or other fixtures drain slowly, but is not visibly clogged, you may have a blocked sewer line. You will need a plumber to diagnose and repair this problem.
If it is time for a new toilet (such as with new construction or a major renovation), you will need to select and install new commodes. Low-flow toilets, which are required by state laws, use less water per flush, thus helping to conserve water.
You may also wish to consider installing a new toilet with all of the latest "bells and whistles", including automatic flushing, heated seats, mechanically controlled seats and lids and bidet-like features.
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The professionals at Superior Plumbing will be happy to unclog your stopped-up toilet. They will also be able to explain the features of and install many of the latest toilets on the market. Please call us at 770-422-PLUM (7586), in the Greater Atlanta area in Georgia. We will schedule an appointment with one of our licensed plumbers who will give you expert, honest and courteous plumbing advice.