Category Archives: Toilet Repairs

Why You Should Hire an Expert Professional for Toilet Repairs

Plumbing problems can become very difficult to fix especially if you haven’t noticed initially that they exist and become very severe. While leaky faucets and taps aren’t considered to be a major problem, a toilet leak is something else. Not only is it difficult to detect, but many studies have indicated that almost 40% of residential toilets have leaks. At times the problem is very evident, especially of you hear water running in your toiler, but in most instances you may actually have to look for it.
Reasons why toilets leak
There are a number of different reasons why toilets might leak such as:
• There could be supply line that has developed a fault
• The line could have simply become worn out over the years, allowing the water to leak from it.
• Broken toilet tanks cause continuous leaks. At times, fine cracks may not be easily visible either.
• The flapper may become stuck and this results in water wastage
• There could be a faulty connection from worn or brittle rubber linings
• Faulty float
• Faulty valve
• Sometimes mineral build-up in the toilet valves can cause problems in the toilet installation
How an expert plumber can help
If you have some knowledge and training about how plumbing installations work and how they can be fixed, you may be able to turn this into a DIY plumbing task and handle it yourself. But in most instances, these tasks aren’t that easy to fix and it becomes necessary to hire a professional plumber for the job. There are a number of reasons why you should choose to hire a plumber rather than handle toilet repairs yourself such as:
• The plumbing professional will have the right tools to pinpoint the problem
• They have the training and qualifications to handle all manner of plumbing tasks
• A good plumber will not just check this problem, but will also check all the adjacent plumbing installations to rule out any other related problems. Someone with an untrained eye would not be able to do this and it means after you fix one thing, some other problem may crop up in the same installation very soon.
• They will use the latest technology and tools to complete the job quickly, safely and efficiently.
• A licensed and insured plumber will handle the job expertly and in the event of any damage while the work is in progress, you will be covered.
• They will provide guarantees for their work and will ensure that the job is completed to your satisfaction the first time around.
We at SPS Plumbers provide excellent toilet repairs and other plumbing services. We handle all manner of toilet plumbing problems, use good quality products and materials and provide iron clad guarantees for our work. For any information about our general plumbing services, feel free to call SPS Plumbers on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Common Toilet Plumbing Issues and How to Fix Them

Common Toilet Plumbing Issues and How to Fix Them

It’s very common for plumbing issues to arise when you least expect them to. And when that occurs, your only concern is to ensure that the problem gets fixed without delay. The main reason why plumbing fixtures and installations do break down over time is because they see a significant amount of wear and tear. In most instances there are some tell-tale signs of trouble that we tend to ignore; eventually the problems get aggravated and you end up spending a significant amount of money on fixing them.
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Toilet Won’t Flush

Toilet Won’t Flush

The toilet bowl is cleared of solid and liquid waste through a flush. The water is forceful enough to push the waste down the trap of the toilet and to the drains. This mechanism is essential to keep the toilet clean and useable. Unfortunately, if your toilet won’t flush, it’s practically useless to you unless you can find a large bucket of water and manually flush the toilet. That’s neither convenient nor pleasant. At SPS Plumbers, we can help you. If your toilet doesn’t flush, just give us a call and our plumber will drive our fully-equipped company van to your location, to fix the flush.
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Toilet Repairs

Toilet Repairs

People take toilets for granted. They don’t understand just how important and convenient they are until they’re unable to use one. Unfortunately, damaged or blocked toilets are all too common and can disrupt your entire day. People who have multiple toilets in their home are lucky; and don’t need to immediately repair the damaged one. However, people who have only one toilet will be in trouble and need immediate help. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry. Just call us at SPS Plumbing and our plumber will be at location as soon as he can for toilet repair.
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Blocked Toilets

Blocked Toilets

Blocked toilets are unpleasant and troublesome. Of all the plumbing problems, this can be the most frustrating, especially if you have only one toilet on your property. Despite how unpleasant the task is, many people try to clear the blockage themselves. Unfortunately, in their attempted to do so, they cause more damage to the system and that leads to expensive repairs. If you have blocked toilets, you should give us at SPS Plumber a call. We will make sure that your toilet is clear and functions well once again.

Why Does it Happen?

People usually don’t use toilets well or carefully. They don’t think twice before they flush things down the toilet; or forget regular cleaning and maintenance. Unfortunately, this carelessness can cause a lot of problems down the line. Here are some reasons why your toilet might be clogged:

  • Flushing – Toilets are intricate systems designed to transport solid and liquid waste in a specific manner. While they will transport normal waste and toilet paper to the drainage system easily enough, they can’t transport things like paper towels, plastics, cloth, feminine hygiene products, etc, as easily. If you continue to flush these items down the toilet, eventually it’s going to give up.
  • Hard Water – Hard water tends to leave behind deposits on the toilet bowl. Over time, these deposits build up and cause problems to the system. Our plumbers will address the situation and remove the hard water residue from the toilet.
  • Trap – The S-Trap that connects your toilet to the drainage system is one of the most important aspects of the mechanism. It helps maintain a reasonable level of water in the toilet bowl. Unfortunately, while the trap can handle some load, things like plastic or too much toilet paper can accumulate in this area and cause a clog. We usually use a toilet plunger or an auger to take care of the problem.
  • Clogged Sewer – Sewer problems and clogs will inevitably block your toilet as well. The only way to deal with this is to remove the sewer clog.

How Do We Address the Problem?

We know just how important toilets are and how uncomfortable it can be if they stop functioning well. We always treat toilet problems as urgent jobs and send our emergency plumber to your location.

  • Our first step it to use the toilet auger to clear the clog as much as possible. This usually takes care of any drainage problem.
  • If we still see blocked toilets, we investigate further and examine the toilet carefully. We also check the other drains in the bathroom to see if they function well.
  • If you don’t find anything wrong with the toilet and the surrounding drains, the problem lies with the sewer.
  • We repair the damage and make sure everything works well before we consider our job done.