Everyone has experienced it at one time or another in his or her life: flushing the toilet only to see the water level rise and rise. As the liquid ascends and threatens to breach the rim, a sense of helpless panic sets in. Hurriedly, you rush to move anything that is at risk of getting soaked to higher ground. Using a toilet plunger may be all that’s needed to send the water back down the drain and avoid a calamity. But suppose the plunger proves to be ineffective or the problem recurs frequently. In that case, you will need to call in a professional.
It is important to note that store-bought drain cleaning products are not recommended for use in toilets. An experienced plumbing technician can use the latest drain cleaning technology to clear out even the most stubborn clogs. We can also inspect the pipes to uncover the root cause of the problem if it occurs frequently.
Repairing a clogged toilet can be a messy and unpleasant job. Fixing a clog correctly the first time will help ensure that it does not need to be done again. That’s why it’s always best to entrust the job with a qualified professional.
The most common toilet issue is a stubborn clog that causes the water to overflow, creating a terrible mess in your bathroom. When using a plunger proves to be ineffective in solving the problem, or if the clog happens frequently, you will probably need a professional's assistance.
Another common problem is the constant running of water from the tank into the bowl. In addition to being annoying for the continuous noise it creates, this issue can also be an expensive one when you consider the cost of all that wasted water on your monthly bills. This kind of problem is usually the result of a faulty component inside the tank that allows the water to continuously drain into the bowl.
Water may also be leaking from your toilet if the wax ring locally located between the bowl and the drain becomes cracked or dried out. You may even notice your toilet wobbling from side to side or appearing unstable if you have a broken anchor flange.
A crack or break in the bowl or tank is also a common reason for replacement, as such problems cannot usually be repaired. We service the greater Westbrook Maine area.