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Reducing Your Plumbing Repair and Maintenance Costs

Working with plumbers is a necessity as a homeowner, whether for regular maintenance purposes or to make a repair when needed. But you do have some control over how much reliance you’ll have for plumber services over the years. For example, having your plumber weatherize your exposed pipes during a maintenance appointment can save you literally hundreds of dollars on repairs throughout the winter months. Finding ways to decrease your water usage is another great way to avoid the need for costly plumbing repairs because you’ll put less wear and tear on the plumbing system overall. On this website, you can expect to learn more about protecting your plumbing and keeping your maintenance and repair expenses down.


Toilet Bowl Problems That May Be Encountered

A toilet is an appliance that will be used throughout the day by the various members of your household. Whenever this device experiences issues, failing to be able to address these issues can cause minor problems to grow into disruptive events that could cause damage to the home.

Condensation On The Toilet Bowl

When you notice condensation on the toilet, you might simply ignore this issue due to it not being a pressing concern. However, this is a source of moisture that can be damaging if the floors and walls are regularly exposed to the water. This condensation will form due to the surface of the toilet being slightly colder, and this can cause condensation to form when the warm moist air comes into contact with it. Dehumidifiers are necessary for removing enough moisture to prevent the condensation from occurring.

Toilet Periodically Flushing

A toilet that flushes on its own can be noisy and a source of wasted water. It occurs due to the internal stopper in the reservoir tank allowing water to leak out into the bowl. Eventually, enough water can leak out to trigger the system to flush. Replacing the stopper will help to alleviate this problem, but if it fails, hiring a professional plumber to inspect it can allow the source of the issue to be identified.

A Rocking Or Otherwise Unstable Toilet

You might notice that the toilet has started to become increasingly unstable. This occurs due to the screws that hold the toilet to the floor loosening. Failing to tighten these screws can eventually lead to the toilet detaching from the plumbing pipes or damaging the floor. As you are tightening these bolts, avoid over-tightening them as this can cause them to damage the floor or to become stripped and warped.

Discolored Water

Finding that the water in the toilet bowl has become discolored can be alarming. Red is one of the more common colors for the water in a toilet bowl to suddenly become. Rust is a leading culprit for this type of discoloration. While the rust-colored water will not be dangerous to you or your toilet, the rust that is causing it can eventually become a source of performance problems. For example, if the corrosion is on the chain that controls the stopper, the chain could eventually break. Other metal parts may become weakened enough to develop leaks or metal mechanical parts may stop working. Unfortunately, there is no way to undo corrosion once it starts, and this makes replacement the only effective toilet repair option.