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Challenges of Maintaining A Toilet

When maintaining a toilet, it’s important to know what goes into making today’s toilets more efficient than ever. Designed to be more environmentally-friendly than ever, they are also made to be more durable and reliable.

However, despite all this, they almost always encounter some problems at one time or another.

Wenatchee, WA Toilet-Maintenance-ServicesIn some cases the problem may be a toilet that runs 24/7, wasting gallon after gallon of water. In other instances, the problem may be a toilet that becomes clogged time after time, resulting in added inconvenience to those needing these services.

If you’re curious about how to overcome the challenges of using and maintaining today’s toilets, take a look at the following information.

Wasting Water

If a toilet sounds like it’s hissing and you start to notice your Wenatchee home water bill getting higher and higher each month, it’s a good bet you’ve got a toilet that’s leaking water from the tank to the bowl. When this happens, the amount of water wasted can become very high.

In fact, plumbers estimate that a toilet which runs nonstop 24/7 will waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day. Among the possibilities when it comes to causes are corroded overflow pipes, worn out or damaged flapper valves, and broken flush valve assemblies. In any case, the problem should be fixed by a plumber as soon as possible.

Too Many Clogs

No matter how people try, they always wind up with toilets that get clogged at some point. This can happen when low-quality toilet paper is used and flushed, which results in paper that does not dissolve as easily as others.

If this is the case, the result will be a clog in the trap or drainpipe. In some instances, the clog will be in the sewer line, which can be a much more extensive repair.

Inefficient Toilet

A toilet that is inefficient when it comes to using water makes the challenge of using and maintaining them even bigger. A modern toilet will use only 1.6 gallons of water per flush, but an older model will use just over 3.5 gallons per flush.

This results in large amounts of wasted water daily, which leads to higher water bills that are also unnecessary. If a toilet was manufactured and installed before 1994, upgrading to a new, more environmentally-friendly and efficient toilet may be a smart decision for you and your Wenatchee home bathroom.

Are you having trouble with your Wenatchee, WA plumbing system? Call Allied Plumbing & Pumps at (509) 662-6622 for all your repair needs!

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