Has the "handle jiggle" become your go-to fix for a toilet that won't stop running? Do you use a bucket of water to assist a weak flush? Are you constantly reattaching the chain to the flapper valve inside the tank?
DIY repairs may work for a while, but eventually, you need to address the underlying cause of any toilet problem. At Banks Quarles, we know that repairing a toilet, an essential fixture in your Northport, AL, area home, is not for the faint of heart.
A simple DIY repair can get messy, time-consuming, and very wet if you misdiagnose the problem or apply the wrong fix.
Why Choose Banks Quarles
You can trust our experienced plumbers to assess and fix the problem quickly and correctly. We have seen it all while on the job, from clogs and cracks—to failed flushing mechanisms. We will do our utmost to keep your bathroom as clean as possible while working on your fixture and ensure you are 100 percent satisfied with our work.
Banks Quarles is a trusted name for plumbing services throughout Alabama. At Banks Quarles, we specialize in hydro jetting, sewer repairs, drain clogs, faucet repairs, and other services. Call us today for a free consultation.
Signs Your Toilet Needs Repair in Northport, AL
Call us at Banks Quarles when your toilet leaks, overflows, does not flush, barely flushes, or continues running. We will address your plumbing issue immediately because we know how inconvenient a malfunctioning toilet can be.
When you notice these signs, your toilet needs attention:
- If flushing seems weak, slow, and does not clear the contents of the bowl, the rim jets—tiny holes under the toilet rim—may be clogged. The siphon hole on the bottom of the bowl also may be corroded with mineral buildup. The toilet float inside your tank may need adjustment.
- Water around the bottom of the toilet indicates a leak from a broken seal or cracks in the porcelain.
- If you need to jiggle the handle, your toilet may need a new flapper valve.
- The fill valve may be worn if the toilet bowl does not fill after flushing.
- An overflowing toilet typically indicates a clog.
Before beginning any job, we discuss repair and replacement options. We tailor our recommendations to your specific needs and budget. We make our financing options as convenient as possible.
You can count on Banks Quarles to provide affordable, quality repairs and installations.
Installing a New Toilet
How do you know when it is time to replace your toilet? Age is a significant factor when weighing repairs versus replacement. It may continue to operate after 20 years, but it also may waste water and cost you money.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says toilets are the main source of water use in homes. Older, inefficient toilets that use more than six gallons per flush are a significant source of wasted water.
Our plumbing pros at Banks Quarles can help you choose a quality toilet with a strong flush and water-saving efficiency. Replacing your old toilet is a cost-effective alternative to frequent repairs.
Other signs you should consider replacement:
- Cracked porcelain leads to leaks.
- If your tank leaks, consider replacing the entire toilet. It makes better financial sense.
- An older toilet that clogs frequently is ready for replacement.
Toilet Maintenance Tips
You can prevent common toilet problems by making maintenance a habit in your home. Avoid flushing wipes, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, and other paper items into your plumbing system, even if the labeling claims they are flushable. They are likely to clog your toilet or pipes.
Take a close look at your toilet. Inspect for wet areas or water accumulation at its base, the signs of a leak. Add a few drops of food coloring to your tank, wait about 15 to 30 minutes, and check the bowl. If the bowl contains colored water, your tank is leaking.
Test the valve that shuts off water to your toilet. Consider replacing it if it is rusty or resists movement.
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Contact Our Plumbing Experts Today
Whether you need toilet repairs or replacement, the experts at Banks Quarles are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for your Northport, AL, area household. Contact us today at (205) 758-2627 or request service online for immediate service.