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What to Do if Your Toilet Is Leaking or Overflowing

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Toilet problems often don’t get much worse than the occasional clog, which is often solved with a bit of vigorous plumbing. Sometimes, however, toilet problems get quite a bit worse. Even a minor crack in the bowl or seal can cause massive water damage over a long enough period of time. If you discover a major problem with your toilet, like if it is cracked or overflowing, read on to find out what you should do.

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3 Common Problems Requiring Toilet Repair

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Here in Scottsdale, toilet repair represents one of the most common calls plumbing services have to make. Your toilet is usually an extremely reliable device, but because it’s used so frequently – and because it’s arguably the most important component in your house – repairs tend to take on an urgency that you might not see with other appliances. A good plumber can usually correct any problem you might encounter with your toilet. We have a list of the 3 most common problems requiring toilet repair below.

  • Leaks. Leaks most often appear in the plumbing line between the toilet tank and your central plumbing system. The line itself can wear out after a time, or you may experience a problem with the valve or seal connecting the line to the larger components. This is actually a fairly easy repair to make for professional, who can drain the tank, replace the line and fix the leak in short order. A more problematic situation occurs when the bowl itself suffers damage, or the tank has sprung a leak. In those cases, you usually need to have the entire toilet replaced, though again, a good plumber can perform the replacement efficiently.
  • Moans and whistles. Unusual noises are a sure sign that something’s wrong with your toilet. They can include low moans and whistles, which usually result from a faulty cock and ball valve. A damaged valve will sometimes vibrate when the water refills, or let out a low moan when high water pressure puts stress on it. You can solve the problem by having the valve replaced.
  • Strange water fillings. When the flapper valves wears out, water will leak from the tank into the water line. When the water level drops to a certain point, the toiler starts running and the tank refills. Not only can this be extremely annoying, but you’re paying for all that lost water in higher bills. A plumber can replace the flapper valve and restore the toilet to its normal functions.

Toilet repair issues both common and unusual can be addressed by the plumbing service experts in Scottsdale, AZ at The Sunny Plumber. We have the skills and experience you need to do the job right, so don’t hesitate to give us call us today!

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Scenarios Where Toilet Repair Simply Isn’t Good Enough

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

No one likes to consider the possibility of a broken toilet. The appliance likely sees more use than any other in our homes, and when problems arise, they need to be dealt with very quickly. Here in Gilbert AZ, plumbing repair services can often make emergency calls to deal with any issues you may have. But you, the homeowner, need to decide if repairing the toilet is the right thing to do or if you need to replace it. You may encounter scenarios where toilet repair simply isn’t good enough. Thankfully, the ultimate answer is usually pretty easy.

The question usually boils down to the kind of component involved and what exactly it’s doing wrong. In most cases, if the damage is limited to a single component, then replacing that component makes the most sense. This can mean anything from the flush handle to the valve or the flapper. In some cases, they can entail leaks, which may look pretty serious, but if those leaks spring from a faulty fitting or the line from the toilet to the main plumbing system for example, then replacing the faulty component should fix the problem.

Replacing the toilet, on the other hand, is a much more serious operation and should only be considered if the toilet has suffered some kind of catastrophic damage as a whole. This usually means a serious crack in the porcelain itself, either with the tank or from the main bowl. In some cases, such cracks can be repaired, but usually replacing the entire unit is preferable. Replacing a toilet can also take place for less dire reasons, which as a bathroom remodeling that renders its current design obsolete, or and overall waste of water that comes from very slow unit.

If you’re grappling with scenarios where toilet repair simply isn’t good enough, then a qualified plumber can help you a great deal. In Gilbert AZ, toilet repair service are offered by the experts at The Sunny Plumber. We can examine your toilet and decide if you need repairs or if replacement would be the best option. If you’re in need of a quality toilet repair or plumbing service in Gilbert, AZ, look no further than the The Sunny Plumber. Give us a call today; we’ll help you find the solution that’s right for you!

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What Causes My Toilet to Leak?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

It’s not a happy discovery: stepping into you bathroom to use the toilet, only to discover a puddle of water around the base. Leaking toilets are usually a matter for professional plumber, though you can help by pinpointing the source if you can. Here in Chandler AZ, toilet repair services can do their job much more efficiently if they have a good place to start. “What causes my toilet to leak?” you ask. The better you can answer that question, the more you can help find the solution.

Call on The Sunny Plumber for your toilet repair needs in Chandler, AZ.

Reasons Your Chandler Homes Toilet May Be Leaking

In ideal circumstances, the “leak” is actually just condensation on the outside of the tank. This is actualy a good thing, because it means that your toilet hasn’t developed a leak and you’re not on the hook for a repair call. Wipe the toilet down with a towel and wait. If the water doesn’t reform, you’re probably just looking at condensation.

If the toilet is still leaking, then check around the pipes or lines leading from the toilet tank. These are common sources of leaks, particularly if the washers or connecting parts have worn out. The line itself may also wear out or be improperly fitted onto your toilet. In particular, look for signs of rust or corrosion, a sure sign that at least some of your toilet’s parts need replacing.

A more dire situation occurs when part or all of you toilet has cracked, in which case the water is leaking out of there. Cracks can be very small: just hairline in many cases, but unless they are addressed then the water will continue to leak and likely cause damage to your surrounding fixtures. In these cases, a plumber will probably need to replace the entire toilet with a new one. It’s not a difficult procedure, but it requires the training and know-how that only a certified plumber can deliver.

If you’re looking at a toilet leak, then contact The Sunny Plumber to solve the problem quickly. We are Chandler plumbers, toilet repair services are a specialty of ours, and we can instigate full repairs after answering the question “what causes my toilet to leak?” If you’re having problems with your toilet, pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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Toilet Repair Tips: Common Bathroom False Alarms

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Summertime is a great time of the year to get out and enjoy yourself, especially when you have a nice, cool and comfortable home to return to at the end of a long, fun filled day. Like any other time of the year though, you may find yourself stuck at home trying to deal with some problems around the house. No one likes to miss out on fun summer activities, so the Mesa AZ plumbers at The Sunny plumber have some tips to help you deal with summer bathroom troubles in your home. You may just be surprised by how easily resolved some of these common issues are.

A Common Toilet Repair Misconception

One very common service call that we get during the summer months is about leaking toilets. If you have noticed your toilet seems to have sprung a leak this summer, we have some good news for you: it is very possible that your toilet is not actually leaking, but instead playing a very cruel trick on you. The water pooling around the base of your toilet is very likely the result of condensation that simply had nowhere else to go.

Obviously the temperature in your home, particularly areas like bathrooms that tend to get as much of the AC as the rest of your home does, tends to be a bit higher than during the rest of the year. The problem is, the water in your toilet tank is still going to be quite cold. Because of this difference in temperature, it is very possible that your toilet tank is “sweating”. This means that the water you are seeing is likely just condensation on the outside that has dripped off of your toilet tank onto the floor. Evening out the temperature a bit by cooling your bathroom more can help avoid this issue and the potential for water damage on the area of the floor surrounding your toilet.

Another Summer Bathroom Trouble to Avoid

Condensation can also be an issue at your fan vent. If the vent is built into your wall, it may not be at enough of an angle to shed water to the outside. It is also possible that the vent damper is not positioned properly. Again, water dripping from your fan fixture can do some damage to your walls and floors, so it is important to resolve such problems.

If you have any concerns at all about the condition of your plumbing or its operation this summer, give the professionals at The Sunny Plumber a call.

We can handle any Mesa AZ toilet repair services that you may need. Act fast to prevent unnecessary plumbing problems in your home.

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