Toilet Tips Gaithersburg MD
Prevention beats losing use of your toilet every time. A little upkeep will keep your toilet in uncommonly good shape. Check for silent leaks! Take the top of the tank off the toilet and use food coloring to change the color of the water in the tank. DO NOT FLUSH! Let the water sit in the tank and check to see if any of the food coloring water from the tank is leaking to the toilet bowl. If so you may have what we call a silent leak, and your toilet is wasting water. Test your shutoff valve from time to time, turning it all the way off and then on again; if the valve is stiff, spray it with lubricant or apply penetrating oil. Reconsider using toilet tank bowl cleaners; some of them damage rubber parts due to their chlorine content. Don’t leave regular bowl cleaners sitting for too long in the bowl because they can possibly etch the porcelain. A toilet is fragile; be careful when working around it with heavy tools. Toilet is designed for bodily waste only; use a waste basket for other paper products, bandages, sanitary items, and disposable diapers. If you have any problems with your toilet or any other plumbing fixtures Call James Vito Plumbing and Heating.