Your toilet is one of the most underrated parts of your home. We all love to spruce up our home, but the toilet is almost always ignored. The real importance of the toilet is only realized when there is something wrong with it or it stops functioning altogether. It is then that we realize the toilet is the most important fixture in our home. So we have to learn How To Fix A Toilet.
It may not be this complicated, but sometimes it is even necessary to dig in the back yard to unclog and fix a toilet. It helps to have young help as in the above picture.
Toilets, in fact, are the sturdiest components of your home plumbing system. Yet, there has never been a homeowner who has not had problems with it. A runny toilet, a clogged toilet and a leaky tank are some of the most common problems in your toilet. If you have problems with yours, here’s how you can sort some of them out.
Problem 1: There Is Too Little Water to Clean the Toilet Bowl on Flushing
The first thing to do when something like this happens is to check the tank and see if the water level is alright. If there is no water in the tank, none will come out when you flush. Ideally, the water level should be at least 1-2 inches on top of the overflow tube. If the water is somehow not entering the tank, you may have to hold the floating arm of the apparatus and bend it slightly till more water begins to enter into the tank.
Problem 2: Leaky Toilet Tank
A leaky toilet tank is a definite problem because not only does it ruin the chinaware, it also leaves a mark on the floor, especially if you add cleaning chemicals in the tank. If your toilet tank has been sweating water on the floors, the ideal way to manage this is through jackets which are specifically designed to absorb this sweat. Another way to permanently fix this problem is to use a temperature valve. This valve combats sweating in tanks by providing a mixture of hot and cold water into the tank. This causes a relief in condensation.
Such a valve should only be installed if the general temperature of your toilet tank remains less that 50 Fahrenheit (10 Celsius).
Problem 3: Cracked or Broken Toilet Seat
A cracked or broken toilet seat can be a bane, preventing you from using the toilet at all. Fortunately, changing your toilet seat is not a very difficult task. There are many different styles of replacement seats available commercially. Simply pick one that suits you and start. Be careful to select the right seat size. There are only two standard sizes when it comes to toilet bowls, so this should not be a problem. My favorite one is the padded seat (which is a great choice if you can’t afford a heated one).
Simply lift up the toilet seat and remove the two nuts on the hinges that hold the seat in place, on the toilet bowl. Once you have removed the nuts, you can just lift the seat off. If the nuts are rusted, or they are corroded and are not coming off easily, you can use some oil to loosen them up. Once the old seat is removed, place the new seat on the toilet and screw the nuts in place.
Now that you know How To Fix A Toilet life becomes even more rosy.