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Toilet Repair

Toilet is one of the most essential parts of a house the value of which is felt only when something is wrong with it. Imagine the inconvenience a leaky toilet could cause if not checked or the scare a ghost flush could give in the middle of the night. Some of these problems can be averted with a proper check and maintenance while some are inevitable. You can tackle some of these issues on your own but for others a professional plumber is your safest bet.

Some Parts of a toilet and their Uses

  • Flapper/Tank Ball controls the amount of water released to the bowl.
  • Float Ball signifies the supply when the tank is full.
  • Flush Handle is the outer part of the toilet that you press and hold to flush.
  • Ballcock/Fill Valve opens the toilet for water to fill the tank
  • Toilet Tank is where most of the other parts are located. It holds water until you flush.
  • Wax Ring serves as a seal for your toilet.

Common Problems Found in a Toilet

  1. Clogging

This gives most toilet owners headaches. Clogging can be as simple as a shallow clog or as complicated as a deep clog. When you have a shallow clog, all you need is a plunger to clear the drain. If your toilet is still blocked, use a toilet auger. For a deep clog, contact a professional repairer.

  1. Ghost or Phantom flush

A situation where your toilet occasionally flushes itself without you pressing the handle is a phantom flush. This may be due to a high water level, which could be because of a worn flapper. To adjust or replace a damaged flapper, drain the tank by holding the toilet handle or turning off the water supply to the tank.

  1. Leaky Wax Seal

The water coming out from the bottom of your toilet bowl can create a puddle on your floor if not checked. It may be because of the wax rings seals located at the base of the toilet. You can replace the seals by removing the toilet or call an expert.

  1. Loose flush handle

When your flush handle is loose, it can be caused by a problem with the mounting nut or chain in the tank. Clean the mounting nut in the tank and tightening any loose nut or replace a broken chain. Call a professional plumber if the problem persists.

There are varieties of issues that you may encounter with your toilet, most of which may seem daunting if you don’t know how to deal with them. This is why you need a plumber who is not only reliable, affordable and fast and but will also relate with you in a respectable manner.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Just as it sounds, Trenchless Sewer repair can be wonderful. It can be quite expensive and difficult repairing sewer pipes located underground. Imagine tearing up your beautiful and well maintained lawn due to a leaky sewer line. The time and the investment that goes into it can be on the high side. This is where trenchless sewer repair comes in, no need tearing down any property or making a mess out of that lawn you are proud of. With the best of techniques at the disposal of our professional plumbers, you are sure of the beautiful status of your lawn and property.

Why You’ll Need Trenchless Sewer Repair

  • Underground Piping

Knowingly or unknowingly, sewer lines might have been laid underneath a building, landscape and other existing structures. When there’s a need for any repair, there’s a need to correct it without denting any property or landscape.

  • Leaky Sewer Lines

As said, trenchless sewer repair becomes unavoidable when you are experiencing a messing situation due to leakages or backups of liquids. If it’s ascertained that this is as a result of piping done under an existing structure, trenchless sewer repair is the most preferred non-invasive alternative.

  • Expansion

In the event that you need to carry out new piping due to expansion on an existing structure, trenchless sewer repair is definitely the most preferred alternative.

          There are obvious signs you’ll see when there’s an urgent need for a trenchless sewer repair;

1. Slow draining of water.

2. Displacement of lawn patches or noticeable sinking of other areas on the property.

3. Unrelenting sewage odor.

          Any commercial building that dates back to the 80s will usually be in need of a trenchless sewer repair. These problems can only be fixed by a competent plumbing professional. This is the more reason why you should consult our trenchless sewer repair professionals.

Sewage Repair And Replacement

Your sanitary sewer serves as the link between your commercial building and the treatment or disposal system. You may not like to talk about your sewage issues but you’ll eventually have to deal with it. Usually, your sewage issues may be beyond just a repair. Don’t be hesitant in involving our professionals as it can be a nuisance and also lead to serious health risks. When it’s beyond a repair, you may have to think of replacements.

Sewage Parts Susceptible to Problems

When you notice issues with your sewage, it is likely to be caused by any or a combination of the following;

1. Broken Sewer Line:

Our experts will trace your sewer line for cracks and damages. This might lead to leakages that leads to a form of environmental pollution. There might be a need to reline the pipes to your sewage, or a hydraulic replacement when its too damaged beyond repair. Nonetheless, it may be a case of a simple maintenance.

2. Bathroom Not Draining

This can lead to a whole lot of mess for you indoor. This messy scenario which our experts don’t consider as dirty might have occurred as a result of numerous reasons. It’s the job of our plumbing experts to trace the problem to the root and ensure it doesn’t happen anytime soon.

3. Foul Odor Due to Sludge Build-Up

All these reasons leads to one point, unbearable smell in the environment. Let’s assume you run a factory or an office building, you’ll be exposing your visitors, employees and customers to health issues if the sewage problem is not fixed.

When Should You Call Our Professionals?

You should not wait until it has gotten to an unbearable point before getting across to our professionals. Waiting could be quite dangerous as it will be getting worse by the day. Just have it in mind that it takes our professionals 90 minutes to get to you!

Sewer Line Repair

The odor coming out of a clogged or cracked sewer is unbearable, the insects are deadly and the rodent plainly annoying. A home is supposed to be where you come back to after a hard day’s work but a clogged sewer can make you dread coming home. You have probably been advised to pour chemical into the drain to clean a blocked sewer but this will only compound the problem for you. Therefore, the best solution to a clogged sewer is to call a professional but how do you know if your sewer is clogged.

Indications of a cracked or broken sewer

  1. Regular sewage back up

If you have a clogged toilet, you will obviously not be able to flush properly. Now imagine a situation where you cannot flush your toilet, your shower drain retains water and you cannot change the water in your tub because the water keeps coming back up. This can only mean your sewage is clogged and needs cleaning.

  1. Issues with your Lawn

 Sewage issues is not only internal, it also affects your external surrounding. Your lawn or your yard bear the brunt of a broken sewer line. You can definitely not have a lush green lawn with a broken sewer line. Your lawn will have a soft spot inform of a soggy grass patch and you may likely see water pooling in a particular area on your lawn.

  1. Unpleasant smell indoor and outdoor

When your sewer line breaks, the waste that are meant to go into the sewer are exposed to the air and produce odor both in your building and around the surrounding area. Contact a professional plumber to check your sewage line if you notice this problem.

  1. Slow drain

This might seem insignificant at first but when all your fixtures drain slowly for an extended period, you need to have your sewage line checked by a plumber because it can lead to other issues in your home.

  1. Rat and Pest Issue

These unwanted visitors are quite deadly and they can be due to a broken sewer line. Rats live in the sewer and flies and other insects breed and feast on waste. The crack will pave way for the rats while the water that comes out of the broken line will serve as a home for the pests.

There are different ways to deal with a cracked sewer but the best method will be determined by the type of sewage system you have. This is why you need a plumber for thorough repair.

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