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3 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Plumber unclogging a toilet with manual auger Snake the toilet

3 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Often, plumbing issues in your bathroom have simple solutions. You don't have to be a professional to handle small repairs in Startzville, TX. However, keep in mind that larger sewage cleaning situations should be handled by water damage remediation specialists.

Overflowing Toilet

If you notice toilet overflow occurring every time that you step out of the shower, you probably have a clog somewhere in the pipe connecting the toilet to the sewer. Three typical solutions to this problem are:

  • Snake the toilet- find one that is at least 25 ft.
  • Clear the drain cleanout- this can be usually be found in your basement.
  • Repair or replace the sewer line- tree roots or pipe collapse may have caused damage.

Toilet Leak

If you find time and time again that water is accumulating at the base of your toilet, it means that the wax gasket that seals the toilet to the floor is compromised. To avoid more heavy duty sewage cleaning, you'll need to remove the toilet to replace the seal. All you need to do is turn off the water supply, remove the nuts from the bolts holding it to the floor and rock it back and forth to loosen what is left of the sealant. Then you can gently lift it away and lay it on its side. Finally, lay down a new gasket and put the toilet back.

Whistling Shower Head

High pitched squealing while you shower usually indicates that the water flow is being forced through a passageway that is too small. Either there is a clogged pipe or blockage in your valve, or the washer and nut have come loose in the valve. Usually it is the latter, and can easily be fixed by taking apart your faucet or shower head. If the blockage is further back, you may have to call a professional.
Bathrooms get a lot of action, so it's almost inevitable to encounter a leak or a clog every now and then. If you know the signs, you could have your pipes back to working order in a jiffy.

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