While toilets are simple, their parts must function perfectly for toilets to work correctly. If your toilet is broken, it can be more than inconvenient. A broken or malfunctioning toilet can leak, causing damage to the floor and surrounding walls. Even if your toilet seems to be working, increases in your water bills might indicate that your toilet needs to be repaired.
A professional plumber from J.W. Freeman Plumbing can inspect your toilets, check for any problems, and perform any repairs that are needed. If you think that your toilet is not working correctly, contact us today to get help from one of our experienced plumbers in Gainesville, Florida. Calling us at the first sign of problems can help you avoid a disastrous failure and might help reduce your water bills.
What are the warning signs that your toilet is broken?
Toilets have numerous small parts that can break after they have been used for a long time. When your toilet grows older, these parts will have to be replaced. Your toilet might stop working once a part breaks. However, there are other signs that your toilet needs to be repaired. If you notice that your toilet overflows sometimes or seems to be wasting water, the problem can be temporarily fixed by turning off your toilet’s water valve.
The valve is normally located near the toilet’s base next to the wall. Turn the valve clockwise to keep more water from flowing into your toilet and then call us so we can diagnose the toilet problem. Once the water is off, check parodically to see if any drips or leaks are coming from the shut off valve. And, if the shut off valve is difficult to turn, don’t apply too much pressure as it could be fragile and break.
Some of the signs that your toilet needs to be repaired include the following:
- Rumbling or hissing sounds when the toilet is flushed
- Toilet flushing on its own
- Tank taking a long time to refill following a flush
- Constant running of the toilet
- Water on the floor around the toilet’s base
- Strange odors coming from your toilet
While these signs might not indicate an emergency, they can still result in your toilet wasting water or working improperly. If you do not address these types of problems, the wasted water can cause your water bills to increase significantly.
Upgrading to a new toilet
Replacing the malfunctioning parts of your toilet can make it cheaper and easier to use. If your toilet is old, upgrading to a new toilet can help you lower your water consumption and eliminate the types of toilet problems that you have been experiencing. Pre ’94 toilets are generally 3.5 gallon per flush (GPF) and pre ’80 are 5-7 GPF. Standard toilets are now 1.6 GPF or less. At J.W. Freeman Plumbing, our plumbing professionals can inspect your toilets and recommend the replacements or upgrades that are needed. If you would like to replace your toilet, some of the types of options that you have include the following:
- Standard bowl toilets
- Elongated bowl toilets
- Standard height toilets
- ADA/comfort height toilets
- Single-flush toilets
- Pressure-assisted flush toilets
- High-efficiency toilets
We offer and keep in stock several different toilet models from Vortens and Kohler, including the following:
We can help you choose the new toilets that will best meet your needs and enhance the comfort of your home. End the problems with your toilet by contacting J.W. Freeman Plumbing. We offer and keep in stock several different toilet models from Vortens and Kohler, including the following:
- Vortens regular height white toilet with a round front
- Vortens regular height white toilet with an elongated bowl
- Vortens ADA/comfort height white toilet with an elongated bowl
- Kohler Cimarron ADA/comfort height white toilet with a round front
- Kohler Cimarron ADA/comfort height white toilet with an elongated bowl
- Kohler Highline pressure lite (pressure-assisted flush), ADA/comfort height white toilet with an elongated bowl
- Kohler Highline ADA/comfort height white toilet with an elongated bowl
Contact J.W. Freeman Plumbing for your toilet repair
J.W. Freeman Plumbing has a team of professional plumbers who help customers in Gainesville and within a 50-mile radius. Our team is highly experienced and is dedicated to providing high-quality work and excellent customer service. We view plumbing as a collaborative process through which we consider your budget, needs, and preferences before performing work or making recommendations.
When you call us for toilet repairs, we will only do the work that you need. We will then make recommendations that we believe are necessary for the proper functioning of your plumbing system. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and toilet repair by calling us in Gainesville at 352.316.3229.