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Have you have ever used a toilet that you later found out wasn't working? This can be frustrating and highly inconvenient, especially if it's a toilet in your home. Since a damaged toilet doesn't mean the end of use, it's advisable to have expert plumbers take a look to determine the most suitable solution. While most emergencies occur at the least expected time, there might not be time to wait for a plumber for toilet repair. Mr. Rooter Plumbing has a team of experienced plumbers who can help you with a step-by-step guide to fix your toilet handle to avoid the problem from becoming more pronounced.
Although fixing a broken toilet leak is easy, once everything is under control, It's essential to have an expert take a look to be safe. While a broken handle seems like a small issue, it can signify a significant underlying problem that requires professional assessment. Having the expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing conduct regular maintenance checks on your plumbing allows them to identify and repair potentially failing systems.
Before fixing anything, you need to understand what it does and how it affects the functionality of your toilet. When the toilet handle is pulled, it lifts a rod connected to the tank's drain by a chain. The chain can be seen when the lid is lifted, and these are the usual suspects when components in your toilet aren't functioning as expected. This means that homeowners who can differentiate the various components in their toilet tank can handle repairs without causing further damage.
Where to Begin
The first step is to take off the toilet lead for easy access to the internal components. The next step involves unhooking the chain, usually attached by a simple clip to the rod, without requiring special tools. After unhooking the chain, you should unscrew the nut that attaches the handle to the inside of the tank, and it usually unscrews easily if it's made of plastic. However, a metal nut requires a wrench, allowing you to pull the handle completely out.
Make a Replacement
Since the broken handle and rod are removed, you can easily use the replacement kit to replace the damaged parts with new and more efficient ones. If the issue is only with the handle and not a damaged internal component, you can find replacement kits in a hardware store. It's advisable to double-check that the nut is tightly fastened but not too tight to prevent more damage. Finally, you can clip on the chain on the new rod and flush to ensure everything is working as expected.
If the toilet doesn't flush as expected, then it's important to onboard an expert from Mr. Rooter Plumbing to assess the various components in your toilet. Regular maintenance checks by professional plumbers are recommended to address potentially failing systems. We have a well-equipped team of experts ready to help you avoid such issues and enhance your toilet's efficiency. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with the experts.