Signs You Need to Repair Your Toilet
Is there something wrong with your toilet? It’s probably time to call in the plumbing experts from Dipple Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air.
You need to schedule toilet repair if:
- Your toilet won’t stop running
- Your toilet is leaking
- There is a crack in the bowl or tank
- Your toilet will not flush
- Your toilet handle is loose
- Your toilet makes strange gurgling sounds
- Your toilet clogs frequently
With over four decades of plumbing experience, you can trust that our team has handled every kind of toilet problem imaginable. We have the tools, training, and expertise to quickly repair your toilet and get it back up and running again in no time.
Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet
Many people tend to treat toilets like trash cans, flushing many items that don’t actually belong. Did you know that toilets are only designed to flush a few things? Simply put: if it isn’t human waste or toilet paper, it should never be flushed down the toilet.
Our Greenville toilet services team has received many calls about clogged toilets and sewer lines caused by flushing items that don’t belong. Flushing items that shouldn’t be flushed causes serious damage such as blockages, burst pipes, water damage, sewage backup, and more.
Some of the most common items we see people flushing include:
- Paper towels
- Cotton balls
- Makeup wipes
- Baby wipes
- Wipes marketed as “flushable”
- Food scraps
- Grease, fat, or oil
- Feminine hygiene products
Each of the above items, and many more that aren’t listed, should never be flushed down the toilet.
How Often Should I Replace My Toilet?
On average, a toilet can last up to 50 years, but should really be replaced every 10-15 years. As toilets age, they become less comfortable and less efficient. Additionally, toilet fixtures—such as toilet seats, flappers, and handles—become worn down, damaged, or broken, and need to be replaced. If your toilet isn’t giving you any problems, it is probably fine to keep it around. But, if you notice that your toilet wobbles, has cracks in the tank, is inefficient, has a round bowl, or requires frequent repairs, it is time to replace it.
At Dipple Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air, our experts are proud to serve the residents and business owners in our community. Providing essential services is not a job we take lightly, which is why we are committed to unparalleled customer care. Each member of our team participates in weekly, ongoing training to ensure we are fully up to date on all the latest trends in the industry. We also arrive to each appointment on time and in fully stocked trucks, ready to provide whatever service you need. Dipple is an authorized dealer of industry-leading brands to ensure that you have the highest performing equipment possible. We are the best team around, and we are here to make your life easier.
Schedule toilet services in Greenville by calling (864) 319-3220 today. We look forward to serving you.