• 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • What Does it Mean When Your Toilet Gurgles

    When a toilet is gurgling, the sound could be an indication that it is working as it should. It can also be an indication that there is something serious going on that needs to be fixed right away. One of the most common reasons for a gurgling sound from a toilet is an issue with […]

  • What to Pour in Toilet to Unclog

    Your toilet has a tough clog. You’ve tried plunging. You’ve even tried a plumbing auger. Nothing seems to be working. What is your next step? A professional-strength unclogging formula may be able to remove the clog for you. Several chemically-based products are available at most retailers. When given enough time, these products will typically work […]

  • What Can I Use to Unblock My Toilet

    If a toilet begins to fill up with water in the bowl instead of draining it away, there is a good chance that it is blocked. The #1 tool to use when a toilet becomes blocked is a plunger. In most circumstances, careful plunging will dislodge the blockage and allow the bowl to drain. For […]

  • What Happens When I Flush The Toilet

    After you press the flushing lever or button on the toilet, what happens to what was in the bowl? When the toilet is flushed, the entire contents are sent into a drain pipe. That pipe is connected to a sewer line or a septic system outside of the home. This outside pipe will collect lots […]

  • What is The Back of The Toilet Called

    In basic terms, the modern toilet has three components. You have the toilet bowl, the toilet seat, and the toilet tank. The back of the toilet is called the “tank.” The tank is where water is retained so that users can engaged the flushing mechanism after they have finished using the toilet. A handle or […]

  • What Causes a Toilet to Not Fill Up With Water

    If you have a toilet that is not filling with water, there is a water access issue that must be addressed. Before checking anything with the mechanisms of the toilet, double-check that your water supply hasn’t been turned off. The supply controls are usually located underneath the tank of the toilet. When the water is […]

  • What is The Height of a Handicap Toilet

    In the United States, a toilet must reach a certain height to be considered ADA-compliant. That measurement does include the seat, as measured from a finished floor surface. The current requirement is a minimum of 17 inches. Most ADA-compliant toilets are therefore 16 1/8 inches from the floor to the bowl rim to accommodate the […]

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