• What Causes Toilets to Leak

    Toilets may have improved our lives in many ways from a sanitation standpoint, but no technology is perfect. Over time, the components of a toilet can begin to wear out. That is when a toilet usually begins to leak. A leaking toilet can waste a surprising amount of water. Just one leaking toilet, if the […]

  • What is Toilet Cistern

    Most household toilets have two primary structural components to them: the bowl and the cistern. The toilet cistern is the upper portion of the toilet that holds water for when it needs to be flushed. Most people refer to the toilet cistern as the “tank.” On a modern toilet, the cistern is mounted above the […]

  • What is The Best Toilet Flushing System

    The best toilet flushing systems today conserve water without changing the power of the flush. There are several different technologies employed, depending upon the toilet’s manufacturer, that make this happen. Two common systems are gravity flushing and pressure assist flushing. In the former, a large volume of water is dumped into the toilet bowl as […]

  • What Would Cause a Toilet Not to Flush Properly

    You press the handle of the toilet like you always do. Instead of a rushing flush, however, this time the experience is different. Maybe the flush is weak. Maybe the toilet doesn’t flush at all. Or worse – maybe the toilet bowl begins to fill up with water, threatening to cover your bathroom in wastewater. […]

  • What Can Be Flushed Down the Toilet

    A toilet’s drain connects to either a septic system or a sewer system. Although many things could be theoretically flushed down the toilet, many of them should not be. Not only could they interfere with drainage or treatment, but they could clog the toilet or drain and create a costly repair. Besides human waste, the […]

  • What to Look For When Buying a Toilet

    The worst thing in the world is using a toilet that makes you feel uncomfortable. Because comfort is a very personal thing, there isn’t one “right” way to shop for a toilet. Some households may be concerned with the shape or size of a toilet. Others may prefer a toilet that saves water with each […]

  • What is The Average Life Expectancy of a Toilet

    How long should a toilet last? The answer to that question depends on who you ask. One common answer offered is 50 years, offered by many home inspection agencies. Some experts advise that a toilet should last at least 100 years. The National Association of Home Builders believes that toilets can last indefinitely. What we’re […]

  • What Makes a Toilet Run For No Reason

    Out of the blue, the toilet begins to run and it doesn’t stop. You cannot find a reason for the toilet to be running. What could make a toilet just start to run for no reason? A toilet that is running is providing symptomatic evidence that there is something wrong somewhere. There is always a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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