Dallas Area Commercial & Residential Toilet Repair & Installation

Toilet Repair and Install - Allen, TX

plungerIn an Allen, TX family household, a broken toilet can be a big problem. Most often, people think they should call a plumber for things that involve the toilet. The toilet is actually one of the more simple devices in the home and can often be fixed with a plunger. When a plunger does not get the job done, you will find there can be many reasons why a toilet is running, leaking or simply, not functioning properly.

While your plumbing system was originally meant to provide you comfort, its problems can quickly take you out of your comfort zone. Many of these plumbing problems can be dealt with simply by repairing, replacing, or installing various plumbing parts, but properly identifying these problems and applying the necessary solutions may not be that easy to do, especially if you know nothing about do-it-yourself plumbing. Fortunately, you don't have to take on the challenge alone. No matter what your plumbing problems are, you can depend on Allen Plumbing Pro to offer you effective solutions. Allen plumbers can assure you that your plumbing system will continue to offer you comfort, not deny you of it.

The most common toilet problem is a “running toilet.” This occurs when the flapper leaks water from the tank to the toilet bowl. This lowers the water level in the tank and initiates the fill valve (via the float) to refill the tank. This is a never ending cycle that, at a minimum, requires the replacement of a new flapper.

You should call Allen Plumbing Pro now. Waiting can cause damage not only to the plumbing systems but more importantly, to the rest of the home's structure or your personal property. Please call us immediately if you think there is a problem. Tomorrow morning could be too late! We will never leave you stranded when you are having a plumbing emergency.

So, if you need that little bit of extra help from a professional, or you are looking for new or upgraded toilet fixtures, Allen Plumbing Pro is your one stop shop for all of your Dallas plumbing needs. We are available 24/7 no matter if your problem is with your Allen area home or business. We are here for you! Please take a look through our website and call Allen Plumbing Pro at (972)546-2980 with any questions. Our Allen plumbing representatives know toilets inside and out.

Allen Plumbing Toilet Questions

Q: What causes my toilet to turn on and run without anyone touching it?

A: There are several possibilities here. The problem is often referred to as the "Phantom Flush", and usually caused by the design of the refill valve. Consider it a valuable feature; it is signaling that your toilet is leaking at the flush valve. Another cause of this phenomenon is very high water pressure which can force the refill valve to open and run water for a few seconds. While the leaking flush valve is the most common cause, another cause is a refill tube that is not cut to the proper length and is allowed to drop down into the overflow pipe. This situation can start a siphon that will have a constant flow of water cycling through the toilet which will generate a Phantom Flush in toilet with these refill valves. If your toilet flushes by itself, call Allen Plumbing Pro to fix it today.

Q: I think my toilet is leaking. Is there a test I can do to confirm this?

A: Yes! All you have to do is put a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. Wait a few minutes and then look in the toilet bowl. If you see that your bowl has the same color, then you’ve got a leak. The scary part is you could be wasting hundreds of gallons of water each month. Call us for a qualified Allen plumber today. We can install a low-flow toilet that will not only save you water dollars, but will flush better than anything you have ever had in the past.

Q: I am going to replace the toilet in my master bath. Should I consider a pressure-assist toilet?

pressure assisted toilet repair replacementA: pressure-assist toilet is an excellent alternative to the standard gravity toilet. With the introduction of low flow toilets, the pressure-assist toilet was designed to create a good flush with the use of less water. As a matter of fact, many pressure-assist toilets use less water than the now mandated 1.6 gallon per flush. BuildingGreen.com has more information concerning the advantages and disadvantages of these toilets.

Q: Water is dripping from the pipe that leads to my toilet. Is this a simple fix?

A: Normally, yes. Water leakage on the floor is common when the rubber rings on the appliances get loose. You can start by tightening the loose water connection to the tank. In some cases it may be necessary to replace the entire assembly if the rubber ring is damaged.

Q: The toilet in my master bath is loose on the floor and a friend said I probably have a broken flange. What’s a flange?

A: The toilet flange is a pipe fitting that serves two purposes. First, it seals the toilet to the waste pipe, and second, it holds the toilet in place. If you see water around the base of the toilet or it is loose on the floor, then your toilet flange is probably broken and needs replaced. In most cases, this job is more complex than a typical handyman job because of the different types of flanges and the complete removal and re-install of the toilet. If your toilet is leaking or loose, call the Allen plumbing experts today.

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