Toilet maintenance is not by any stretch of the imagination anyone’s favorite activity. Yet routine inspection and maintenance are essential to keep this vital function of your household in order. Imagine how costly it would be if a constant leakage occurred in your toilet or how frustrated your family members could be in the event that the toilet is no longer functional. As such, it is important to educate ourselves on basic problem identification and rectification.
For non-plumbers or home owners who are not familiar with toilet maintenance, it may be a daunting task to diagnose toilet problems and to fix them. As such, we have gathered the most common toilet problems that home owners faced and provided simple instructions to rectify the issue. Here are the five most common issues.
Firstly, a sluggish flush is always a concerning sign. Typically, when you flush the toilet or dump a bucket of water down it, water quickly disappears. However, when water instead floats up, it is indicative of a form of choking or clog. Such a clog could have been a result of hard deposits blocking the entry to the pipes. A common solution to toilet clogging is the use of muriatic acid. Applying the acid to the toilet for a duration of half and hour before flushing the product should rid you of the clog.
Secondly, you might have heard hissing sounds coming from your toilet in the middle of the night. This noise is actually being produced from your toilet’s cistern and is a result of your inlet valve filling the cistern. Two possibilities exist here, one possibility could be that the inlet valve is faulty and thereby does not shut off even when filled. Another possibility is that the outlet valve is faulty, thereby allowing water to consistently leak out of the cistern and into the toilet pan.
Thirdly, a phantom flush is used to describe a tank that fills up with water even when it has not being flushed. Generally, it can be concluded that a water leakage is occurring here. A simple method of testing for a phantom flush is to put a few droplets of colored water into the tank. If after 15minutes, you observed these droplets being discharged, then your tank is leaking and the issue is likely caused by a faulty tank fill valve.
For water leakage Singapore issues such as the phantom flush and other water leakages that you are unable to diagnosed, it is advised that you seek the help of a professional waterproofing company.