Although toilets are some of the most durable fixtures in a home or business and built to last, it also takes a lot of punishment. Therefore, you may encounter toilet problems from time to time. When you do have toilet problems, don't hesitate to call Overberg Plumbers.
If you're so inclined, you might try some quick fix solutions to problems with a clogged toilet, leaking toilet or even toilet tank problems. However, some common toilet problems may be more tricky than you might imagine. If your attempts at repairing a clogged toilet fail, or if the toilet won't flush, you may consider calling in a professional.
Some of the most common toilet repairs we perform include:
#1 Toilet Repair Approach to Avoid
There's a DIY-approach for just about anything on the planet, and some people swear by using a brick to save water.
South Africa has some beautiful old homes, but unfortunately many of them still have big old water-guzzling toilets. Well-meaning DIY enthusiasts recommend placing a brick or water bottle with sand inside the tank (cistern) to reduce the amount of water used.
In principle, this makes sense, but displacing the water in your cistern will reduce flushing power, which means that it may not effectively flush the waste down the sewerage lines. This may pose serious problems in time to come. If water consumption is a concern, rather invest in a new low-flow toilet that is built to flush efficiently using less water.
Finally, many toilet repairs can be avoided by not using in-cistern deodorant blocks, as they cause the components to corrode.
Need efficient toilet repairs or replacements? Get in touch with Overberg Plumbers today.