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Most plumbing problems cannot be delayed for one simple reason – the ever-increasing risk of flooding, which leads to costly consequences. Homeowners believe that they can solve these problems independently. Still, in the process, they face a lack of experience and skills to finish the job correctly.
There are many DIY methods for drain unclogging. Homeowners across Canada are looking for ways to get rid of unpleasant clogs cheaply and on their own – from mixing vinegar and baking soda to pouring hot water into the drain. However, the most effective method, but not entirely safe for the condition of your pipes, is using the plunge.
To use it correctly, first, you need to make sure it is covered by water. If needed, add or remove the necessary amount to ensure there’s enough standing water in the toilet. Next, insert the plunger to cover the drain hole and position it at a 45-degree angle to retain more air. After that, push the plunger until the water starts to flush without taking the cup away from the hole and breaking the seal. Finally, turn the water supply on and flush the toilet if necessary. Suppose you find that the above methods temporarily remove the blockage or do not help ultimately. Then it is time to turn to our technicians’ mechanical and hydrodynamic drain cleaning methods.
At Superior Plumbing & Heating, we offer an emergency service to unclog the toilet at any time convenient for you. Thanks to round-the-clock telephone support and 4-hour on-site service response, it is possible. We have a broad customer base with more than 1785 satisfied clients and more than 300 positive reviews on Google and HomeStars. Schedule an appointment online or call us anytime to get an insured, local service at a reasonable cost!
How to perform toilet repair and replacement?
Although the toilet is a reliable element of the plumbing system, many homeowners often encounter various malfunctions in addition to blockages. This leads to the fact that there is a question of whether it is necessary to fix the toilet or if you need to immediately carry out a complete replacement.
First, you should pay attention to situations where only toilet repair could be enough. For example, the running toilet noticed above may be subject to restoration. You can check this yourself by pushing down on the flapper until the water stops leaking. If this works, then a professional will have to replace the flapper to make it seal properly. In addition, a faulty flapper, like a broken lift chain, can cause your toilet won’t flush. Another common problem our clients face is the low water level. Just in case, check if the tank shut-off valve is closed. If it does not help, you can find out the breakdown cause on your own – if the bowl is experiencing such an issue, then it may be a partial clog, which we will tell you about below. Suppose the lower water level is accompanied by the water next to the toilet. In that case, you must immediately call our emergency service. To define the malfunction’s cause in more detail, we will perform a comprehensive diagnostic and find a solution based on its results.
In addition to restoring the toilet, our Superior Plumbing & Heating specialists can help you with its replacement. We believe that it should be implemented only in the following cases. First, it would be reasonable if blockages accompany you regularly and pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar inside or using a plunger has become part of the routine. Second, multiple porcelain cracks and scratches can contain bacteria and dirt accumulation and can expand and cause leaks, so the best way to get rid of them is to get a toilet replacement. Finally, suppose your plumbing fixture needs constant fixes. In that case, the best solution is to replace it, which will come out cheaper and more effective. We recommend that you do not attempt to replace or restore it on your own by looking for tips online and using only a screwdriver and your hands. Trust this matter to our expert with years of practice and professional gear to not overpay twice.
Why does your toilet need a drain snaking?
Based on our experience, homeowners used to get rid of blockages in more “traditional” ways, combining baking soda with vinegar or applying drain liquids. However, such methods will be effective only with minor clogs, and liquid dissolving solution can lead to corroded pipes consequently. Even using a plunger could be dangerous – it applies too much pressure on a wax ring, causing a toilet to break. We believe the most tested and gentle way to eliminate blockages is to snake a drain.
First, you need to understand what a drain snake is. It`s a long retractable cable used to catch the clogging material or push it through. In turn, toilet snakes differ from ordinary ones because they are designed not to damage toilet bowl’s porcelain. The process of drain snaking consists of the following steps.
First and foremost, it is crucial to set the end of the cable into the bowl all the way down into the drain. Then, we turn the lever clockwise until the snake goes through the drain completely. After this phase, we crank the lever counterclockwise to pull out the blockage. After completing the work, it will be possible to notice that the water level has returned to its initial state and the toilet is operating correctly again.
However, inexperienced homeowners risk creating new issues by performing drain snaking on their own. Such independent actions may not only be a temporary fix but also increase blockage, making it more challenging to get rid of in the future. When dealing with such plumbing issues, it is always best to call qualified technicians and be assured of a successful result.
How to unclog a sewer line?
A sewer line plays an essential role in ensuring the correct operation of the whole plumbing system of your home. Therefore, its blockage will slow down or completely stop the drains. In addition, delaying its unclogging may cause toilet waste to drain into the tub, significantly affecting your well-being. So, to unclog the sewer line and avoid such consequences, contact a qualified Superior Plumbing & Heating plumber.
Sewer lines are wider in diameter than the separate drain pipes, leading to a sizable blockage developing in that area. A plumbing auger may be efficient for clearing clogs about the size of the auger head. Still, it may not be able to remove a blockage in a sewage line much bigger than the auger. Even more powerful professional snakes cannot wholly solve the problem of this kind of blockage, so DIY methods can only aggravate the existing situation. However, to prevent sludge accumulation in pipes, leading to clogs reoccurring, our specialists use hydro-jetting or drain auger with rotating blades, which will effectively clean pipe walls. During hydro-jetting, high-pressure water is used for flushing the debris and other blocking elements out of the pipe. In contrast to usual drain snaking, this technique may be used as a preventative measure and a way to remove obstructions that have already developed. Before starting the project, we make sure to carry out a comprehensive diagnostic, allowing us to identify the material in your drains and choose the most suitable cure.
With a round-the-clock call center, the clogged sewer will move from “delayed” to “performed” the same day after your initial call. Our specialists are always equipped with the needed professional tools to make your plumbing system receive the correct treatment. Additionally, valuable coupons and other promotions will let you save on our restorations and leave you 100% satisfied.
How to fix a leaking toilet?
One of our customers’ most common toilet problems is leakage at the base. This fault can occur for several reasons: loosened tee bolts, worn-out wax rings or condensation problems. Fortunately for you, none of this list is dangerous if you call our plumber immediately after you notice the water on the floor.
On arrival, our specialist will diagnose what caused the leak and then choose the necessary way of elimination. If the problem is loosening tee bolts, then using an open-end wrench, our expert will tighten them and guarantee the wax ring’s needed compression. If the latter is the problem, then wax ring replacement with mandatory toilet disconnecting is required. After flushing the toilet and removing all water from there, we will unscrew the nuts with a screwdriver and wrench. Next, we will lift the toilet, scrape away the old wax ring using the putty knife and replace it with a new one, pressing the toilet down onto it. After that, we will tighten all the nuts and tee bolts, returning everything to its original state. The final step is reconnecting the water supply tube to the fill valve. Suppose it turns out that leakage arose due to condensation. In that case, our specialist will either replace the flapper or insulate the water tank.
Remember that one initial call to Superior Plumbing & Heating company can help you fix the leaking toilet way more accessible and effective. Especially since we are ready to help you on the same day, and our services will please you with their fair prices.
How to carry out a toilet drain pipe replacement?
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to detect only minor symptoms of breakage, and you can only see the consequences – rising floor or sensing a sewer smell. The reasons may be various – wear and tear of wax rings, corrosion or other pipe defects, etc. However, the more important question is “how to perform a toilet drain pipe replacement?”
We have already explained above the process of removing the toilet. Unfortunately, this is only a tiny part of this project. After we lift the plumbing facility, the next step is to remove the flange. Usually, just a few scrolls of the screwdriver are enough to get rid of all deck screws. Next, we will carefully cut the needed piece of the floor around the drain pipe using a saw and remove a part of a nearby wall. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that it will be agreed upon with you in advance; only after that will we begin the project. The next step is the removal of the closet bend, followed by measuring the new pipe length. After removing the closet bend, we will fit the elbow in that part of the pipe and tighten its bolt connection. Next, we will install the long piece of pipe by pushing it into the position of the hole beneath the floor. If the sealing is sturdy, then we fit the flange back and add the toilet to its place.
Remember that only an experienced licensed technician can guarantee a correct drain replacement. Contact Superior Plumbing & Heating anytime, even on weekends and holidays, to hire one. We are eagerly waiting for your call as for an opportunity to show our 10+ years of skills!