What is a Toilet Auger

What is a Toilet Auger

A toilet auger, which is sometimes referred to as a plumbing snake, is a tool that is designed to dislodge a difficult clog that has occurred. The design of the tool allows it to navigate through the trap of the toilet so that a clog can be removed without any chemicals, soap, or other removal methods. The auger has a shaft that is long and flexible, usually made from metal. It has a bit on the … [Read more...]

What Causes a Toilet to Bubble

What Causes a Toilet to Bubble

There are many unusual sounds a toilet can make. Sometimes, it may even seem like the toilet flushes on its own in the middle of the night. One issue, when the toilet begins to bubble, can be particularly frustrating. Toilets can bubble at any time. You may hear bubbles when taking a shower or using the sink in the bathroom. Some toilets may bubble on their own periodically, even when not in … [Read more...]

What Toilet Bowl Cleaner is Safe for Septic

What Toilet Bowl Cleaner is Safe for Septic

If you live in a rural area, there’s a good chance you’ve got a septic system instead of a sewer connection to your home. That means you must consider the septic when using a toilet bowl cleaner. What cleaners are safe to use with a septic system? The best cleaners to use are not the ones that are marked as “safe” by the manufacturer. Look for cleaners that do not use chlorine or ammonia. They … [Read more...]

What Size Toilet Flapper Do I Need

What Size Toilet Flapper Do I Need

The flapper valve is responsible for water regulation from the tank of the toilet to the bowl. When it isn’t working properly, you can have a running toilet. Most flapper manufacturers have created universal designs that work with almost every toilet. That means you just need to determine the size of flapper that is required, along with the frame or type that may be model-specific. There are … [Read more...]

What Causes Water to Drain From Toilet Bowl

What Causes Water to Drain From Toilet Bowl

If you’ve got a dog at home, then you’ve likely found yourself looking into a toilet bowl that has been emptied of water at least once. For those without a pet who might use the toilet as the occasional drinking fountain, missing water from a toilet bowl is evidence that there is a repair issue which must be addressed. This is especially true if you have a tank full of water waiting for the … [Read more...]