Toilets & FixturesWhether your toilet problems are major or minor, a great deal of damage to your bathroom can be done if gone unaccounted for. Cranney Home Services has provided toilet services and installation for more than 30 years, so you know we will fix your problem efficiently and quickly.
Signs You May Need Toilet Replacement and Installation symptoms include:
- Not Flushing
- Odd noises
- Putrid Smells
Our Cranney technicians have provided this easy guide so you know exactly what isn’t working when things go south:
- Flapper: When you push down on the handle, the flapper lifts, which allows water to flow through the trap and into the sewer; without it, water would flow continuously
- Flange and Wax Ring: The flange and wax ring hold your toilet to the ground. The flange is a metal rim used to attach one object to the other. The wax ring is a rim of wax that creates a seal between the flange and toilet so that water doesn’t leak.
- Tank: This is the “brains” of the toilet and is also the largest part. It pushes water down the main sewage pipe and refills the toilet bowl with water. Once it empties, a refill mechanism kicks in that refills the tank with new water.
- Float Ball: This prevents water from entering the toilet tank by rising to an angle that closes the flapper.
- Trip Lever: The trip lever lifts the flapper to flush the toilet. It is mounted on the side of the tank and often has a metal handle with a brass arm. Plastic trip levers are growing in popularity as more homeowners practice their DIY skills, although they are more apt to deteriorate.
- Bowl: As it has been for centuries, toilet bowls are made from porcelain due to its durability, ability to shrug off water, ease to clean, and relatively low cost. It’s the first place all of your goods go before being flushed down the drain.
- Overflow Tube: The overflow tube empties directly into the bowl. It prevents the tank from overflowing by directing extra water into the bowl. The water that enters this tube raises the water in the bowl to the height of the trapway. If it goes over this point, it spills into the drain pipe below. This serves as one way to ensure that your floor doesn’t become saturated with water or sewage.
- Refill Tube: The refill tube directs water into the overflow tube. The water then fills the bowl after each flush. It is meant to maintain the water level in the bowl.
- Stop Valve: Arguably the most important part for homeowners to know, the stop valve can be closed or opened by hand at will. Closing it prevents water from refilling the pipes, thereby preventing flooding. It is located in the back of the toilet close to the ground.
- Supply Tube: This is the most common area to replace when a toilet leaks. Fortunately, it’s also an easy repair that most homeowners can readily employ. It connects the toilet tank to the water supply valve.
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