Blocked Toilet Repair Bendigo
A healthy toilet and cistern is the centre of every household. You only realise how vital it is when something goes wrong. It can be very unexpected and the first time you’ve go through it, you will be in for quite a shock! A clogged or broken toilet can be very detrimental to the structural integrity of your bathroom and can even potentially affect other areas of the house. The team at Emergency Plumbing Bendigo have dealt with many situations that had completely come out of the blue, so you can feel comfort knowing that you are in experienced hands!
A toilet can be dysfunctional for many reasons, here are a few situations that may require you to call one of us:
A clogged toilet – The best way to know if your toilet is clogged is to try flush the toilet and see if the water fills up the toilet completely. If this happens, the water tends to slowly drain away within a minute or two. The speed at which the water drains will give you a good indication of how clogged the toilet is. If the water drains away quickly, you can try a home solution to fix the clog. Before you opt for baking soda and vinegar though, have a read of some of our other at home solutions.
If you own one, grab a plunger with an extension flange and gently plunge the toilet initially. The first plunge needs to be gentle to make sure that the water isn’t blown all over you and the bathroom! After that, you should strenuously plunge inwards and out in rapid succession. This force will generally undo any clog in your toilet and bring it back to working condition in no time at all. Be prepared for a mess though, as things are bound to get dirty. Your health and wellbeing are the most paramount concern here, so be sure to wear gloves and some goggles when going for the plunge.
If the water takes a long time to drain, or does not drain at all, this may indicate that the clog is too large to allow any water to be drained. In cases like this, sometimes using a plunger can do more harm than good, and so it is a good idea to consult a plumbing specialist before attempting to unclog these sorts of toilets. The clog may also be an indication of a larger issue that may require a thorough investigation.
Flushing issues – If your toilet doesn’t flush properly, there can be several factors that may be contributing to this. To begin with, the water level in the toilet may be too low. As a rule of thumb, the water level should be one inch under the upper tanks overflow tube. If this is the case, turn the water valve on so that the water can reach the desired level. This’ll bring the water back to balance and flushing should be possible again. You can call one of our specialists at Emergency Plumbing Bendigo to look into this if the issue persists.
Another reason for an improper flush may be that the rubber toilet flapper has deteriorated or bent over time and use. As they are generally cheap to buy, an easy solution for this would be to buy a new one and have it replaced.
Finally, the lift chain on the toilet may not be working properly. This depends on the model of toilet being used, but a weak lift chain can make it difficult for it to lift the flapper and there it’ll make it impossible for the toilet to flush. When confronted with this issue, a common solution is to shorten the lift chain to make it easier for it to work with other internal systems in the toilet to work towards a successful toilet flush.
If you are unsure on how to proceed with any of the following, or simply don’t want to get your hands dirty, give Emergency Plumbing Bendigo a call and we’ll have a local specialist of ours sort it right there and then. We can remove and replace the toilet flange to best determine how to solve your problem.
As always, we believe in the quality of our service and therefore are happy to pledge our service guarantee. If your toilet hasn’t been repaired, we’ll send someone over to inspect it free of charge.
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