Toilet Services in Baltimore
Most of us don’t give much thought to our toilets—until there’s a problem. Then all of a sudden, something we take for granted isn’t in good working order anymore. And depending on the issue, it can result in anything from water damage to unhygienic floods.
And that’s why you need to have Baltimore Sewer Service on speed dial: We provide the most reliable and affordable toilet repair and replacement in the Baltimore area, and we’re always ready to fix your toilet problems quickly and effectively!
Common Toilet Problems
There are a number of common problems you might be facing:
- A clogged, overflowing toilet: When a toilet drain is clogged, a single flush can cause it to overflow. Make sure you always have a plunger handy to resolve the clog. Simply place the plunger over the drain, pump it up and down a couple of times and remove it. The clog will probably start to break up and the water will begin to drain. Repeat as necessary.
- The toilet runs constantly: This problem can drive up your water bills. Fortunately, it’s easily solved by replacing the flapper in the tank.
- A leaking base: This can be caused by worn seals, a cracked bowl or tank, or a leaking supply line. If you can’t see any cracks, then try tightening the bolts on the seals. If that fails, replace the seals.
- Leaks between the tank and the bowl: The mounting bolts situated at the base of the ballcock assembly are probably loose. Tighten them. However, if the problem is due to a broken flange, you’ll need to call a plumber.
- Low flush or no flush: This is usually caused by sediment clogging the siphon jet or the holes under the rim of the bowl. If cleaning thoroughly with a brush and bleach doesn’t fix the issue, use a wire coat wall mount to carefully remove the dirt. Be careful not to damage the enamel.
- Hissing or water trickling inside the tank: This usually indicates a stuck float, a broken ballcock, or a refill tube that reaches too far into the overflow line. You can unstick the float, adjust the refill tube, or replace the ballcock in its entirety.
If You Encounter the Following, Call Immediately!
- Bad leaks, overflows, and sewer backups that can cause water damage and pose a health hazard.
- A complete loss of water in your toilet though the main’s still open, which can indicate a massive leak in your pipes.
- Any other leak or problem you can’t fix yourself.
To be ready in case you’re faced with a plumbing emergency, locate the main shutoff valve, as well all of the different shutoff valves in the property and the corresponding sections of the plumbing system. Taking 30 minutes or so to do this can mean the difference between dealing with a small leak or suffering immense water damage to your property and possessions.
When you need a plumber for toilet services in Baltimore, call Baltimore Sewer Service and request a free quote.