Is there anything more frustrating—or more disgusting—than using a toilet and then finding that it just won’t flush properly? The fact is, there are many reasons why a toilet may not flush the way it is meant to. Knowing why your toilet won’t flush is the first step toward addressing the issue and getting the toilet back up and running.
Nobody wants to have a toilet on the fritz, but wait just a minute: Just because a toilet is acting up, that does not necessarily mean it is time to have the whole thing replaced. It is true enough that toilets are not built to last forever, and that a time will probably come when you need to call in a professional plumber.
It goes without saying that, when you venture into the bathroom to use the toilet, you expect the thing to work—and a toilet that is clogged or otherwise malfunctioning is about the last thing any homeowner wishes to encounter. Of course, a toilet—like any in-house fixture of appliance—is not made to last forever. Eventually, toilets need replacing. With that said, there are some steps that homeowners can take to extend the life of their commodes, and also to ensure that they stay free of clogs.
Surprising but true: Regularly cleaning your toilet is not just the sanitary thing to do; it’s actually vitally important, for the health of your family and the health of your toilet. Toilets that are not cleaned with regularity can quickly start to give off foul odors.