Posts Tagged ‘toilets’

18
Jun

How-to upkeep your toilet…

   Posted by: Chad    in All Toilets

Do not mistake your toilet as a kitchen sink garbage disposal. Things to think about: If a toiletry product says “disposable or flushable” doesn’t mean it should be flushed down the toilet. Keep a wastepaper basket next to the toilet for such things as facial tissues, gum, every sanitary product on the market, bandages and paper towels. Disposable diapers don’t go in a toilet unless you first remove the plastic liner and tear the paper diaper into smaller pieces..And still it shouldn’t go into the toilet after all that hard work. Case and Point: Flushing a single facial tissue down a toilet is unlikely to cause a problem, but it helps to develop a bad habit that creates the impression that a toilet can digest everything. Plus, flushing a toilet to dispose of a facial tissue is a stupendous waste of water…High Cost for water bill. Likewise remember that dangerous chemicals may not harm your toilets, simply they shouldn’t be flushed away either.

Taking these extra precautions could save you thousands on drain clogs, water leaks from the seals that protect you from obnoxious gasses, and toilet replacement.

CKP PLUMBING – Hawaii Plumbing Contractor

“We Measure Twice + Cut Once”

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30
May

Common Toilet issues?

   Posted by: Chad    in Common Toilet Issues

Top 6 Toilet problems that make themselves acknowledged instantly:

  1. Toilet makes loud hissing noise after every flush.
  2. Toilet seat is making you dance all over while doing your business.
  3. A toilet overflows outside of itself.
  4. Water pools around the its base.
  5. The flush mechanism fails to work.
  6. Water continually runs into the toilet bowl uncontrollably.

#1 Toilet problem has several parts that could be creating this obnoxious sounds. The first and most obvious would be the Fill valve. There could be something minute lodged in the orifice of the diaphragm. Next would be the flapper not seating securely on the flush valve outlet.

#2 Toilet Problem is a pain in the behind…literally! When the toilet seat becomes loose inspect the toilet bolts for solid connection. You’ll find that this will help that side saddle feeling.

#3 Toilet Problem is that the toilet overflows over the rim and onto the floor in a hurry! This is a major issue and could be identified simply by knowing what you have flushed (feminine napkins, gi-joe toy, deodorant stick,etc.) ,and/or seeing the lodged item which could be pulled out by hand..ewww, Yucky! If nothing pops out at you then immediately call a professional plumber to assist.

#4 Toilet Problem is at the base of the water closet. Check to see if the toilet rocks side to side. If it does then the toilet bolts that hold the commode to the floor has snapped or disengaged itself. Call a plumber for help.

#5 Toilet problem is the handle, handle arm and chain connecting to the flapper. Check to see if all these are correctly connected and operating before changing anything.

#6 Toilet problem is one of two things. 1 is that the water level is set to high from the float adjustment screw and 2 is that the flapper is not holding and either needs to be cleaned and/or replaced!

CKP Plumbing – Hawaii Plumbing Contractor
“We Measure Twice + Cut Once”

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