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Toilet Maintenance and Water Damage

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

You may ask...

Why is toilet maintenance important to prevent water damage in your home or business?

Possible water problems should maintenance not be carried out

Due to the nature of a toilet, many problems can lead to water damage. A clog can create flooding in your home that can lead to damage to any areas nearby. Any pipes moving water to the toilet that are improperly connected can lead to a leak. Rusty metals in the toilet can create failure and leaks in areas one is not equipped to handle. Even the toilet not flushing properly can lead to malfunctions that, if neglected, lead to water spills.

Simple maintenance to be aware of

Prevent water damage by keeping some simple tips in mind.

  1. Do not flush anything besides waste and tissue paper down the toilet to prevent clogging.
  2. Clean the toilet while avoiding strong chemical cleaners can prevent clogs, stains, and maintain the bowl/plumbing without damaging the pipes.
  3. Routinely check your toilet's visible metals such as bolts and pipes for rust. Rusty parts can lead to failure in the system and cause a future water damage.
  4. Test the toilet occasionally by checking that it flushes properly, refills properly, does not rock, etc.

These are a small selection of the many helpful tips one can find to be more informed. Do your own research and educate yourself to maintain your toilet properly. Sometimes the issue is greater than one can handle. Call us should failure occur and water leaks begin damaging your precious home. 

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