Our team at Hall’s Plumbing has been working in the plumbing industry for many years, and we know through experience just how gross a toilet malfunction can be. While our experts have the right experience and knowledge to tackle even the most difficult toilet repairs, we also understand that you would rather avoid the need for such repairs in the first place. In this article, we will go over a few things you can do to keep your toilets in good working order and prevent them from malfunctioning.
- Watch What You Flush. One of the most effective ways to keep your toilet in good working order is to learn what can and can’t be flushed. The only things that you should ever flush down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper—anything else will clog up the workings and lead to serious problems that require professional toilet repairs. Even if wipes claim to be flushable, they aren’t, and we recommend that you keep them out of your toilets.
- Clean Regularly. Another thing you can do to prevent the need for toilet repairs is keep your toilet and the area around it clean. Not only does cleaning your toilet regularly keep your bathroom more hygienic and make it smell better, but it also gives you the chance to check your toilet for signs of trouble. For instance, if you never clean your toilet or surrounding area, then it can be hard to tell if water on the floor is leaking from the toilet, is leftover shower spray, or if someone in your household can’t aim well. If the toilet area is clean, making this call becomes a lot easier.
- Inspect Every Six Months. A third thing you should do to prevent toilet problems and avoid having to call for toilet repair services is to inspect your toilet’s inner workings twice a year. To do this, take off the tank lid and flush the toilet, watching how the components work and checking that they are in good condition.