Few people consider the concept of their toilet possessing a life expectancy, but just as every washing machine has its last spin...every toilet must have its last flush.
That’s right, you can consider your toilet to be an appliance: one that requires proper maintenance and, eventually, replacement. It might not seem as complicated and shiny as your dishwasher or fridge, but the humble toilet houses a complicated contraption within its framework that could cause you a lot of drainage drama if ever damaged.
Common causes or signs of a critical toilet
Emergency clogged toilets in Wellington
Clogs are generally your toilet’s worst nightmare when it comes to toilet emergencies in Wellington. Toilets are purpose built to flush your waste...not your toddler’s toys (or whatever other alien object finds its way into the flushing bowl).
Constantly blocked or slow toilet in Wellington
If you’re plunging the potty at least once a week then we’re afraid it might be time to part with your old porcelain friend. A toilet that fails to flush as effectively as it might have in its ‘teens’ is absolutely a sign that it's time for replacement. While your trusted Wellington master plumber might be able to fix its flush temporarily, it’s only a matter of time until it’s back to the pesky plunger. If you’re not sure how ‘far gone’ your toilet might be, you can always give the team at Maxey a call, and we’ll be able to offer an expert opinion on whether or not it's time to try a new loo.
Constantly running or ‘noisy’ toilets in Wellington
If you’ve found yourself thinking “it’s not supposed to do that” in regard to your toilet...you might have a serious situation on your hands. Endless flushing and (or) the constant sound of flushing water are not healthy signs. Generally, the constantly running water is a sign of a damaged flapper – an easy fix for your local Wellington plumbers.
A leaky loo
This issue is actually really unhealthy for you. The waste and water in your toilet should be contained in a reliable state of ‘sanitary confinement’. Any cracks or leaks should be addressed immediately to prevent unhealthy waste from making its way anywhere other than down your drain. If you notice moisture buildup anywhere around your loo, or if you notice that any part of the toilet tends to move when sat on...give the team at Maxey a call. It could be a quick fix, or it could be a replacement. Whatever the case, it’s always better safe and sanitary than sorry, right?