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Why Is My Toilet Running, and How Do I Fix It?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Oct 12, 2017 9:32:54 AM

Tired of the sound of your toilet running long after you flush it? Not only is this common household plumbing issue annoying, but it can waste up to 200 gallons or more of water in a single day. That comes out to about wasted 6,000 gallons a month—waste that you have to pay for!

Thankfully, a running toilet is often a simple and inexpensive fix that many cases you can handle yourself. So stop throwing your money down the toilet and get ready for a little DIY home maintenance:

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Topics: Bathroom, Toilets

How to Unclog a Toilet without a Plunger

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Let's say you're at a friend's dinner party when you excuse yourself to quickly use the bathroom, and while you're in there things take a turn for the worst and you find yourself face-to-face with a clogged toilet. After a moment of panic, you look about and discover that this dear friend of yours does not keep a plunger in their bathroom, leading you to panic further.

Fortunately, you regularly read plumbing blog articles and you know there has to be a way to get yourself out of this plumbing predicament — and you're right! So, if you see the water rise after an attempted flush, just stay calm and learn...

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Topics: Toilets

Why Does My Toilet Keep Running?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on May 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Running toilets are nothing but trouble! Not only is the sound annoying, but all that extra running water means higher water bills (which is another kind of annoying). 

Fortunately, this is a fairly common plumbing problem so the causes are pretty easy to identify. In this article, we've laid out the four most common causes of running toilets so you can finally eliminate one of life's little annoyances. So before you run out of your house to buy a new toilet and start from scratch, let's get started!

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Topics: Plumbing, Bathroom, Toilets

How Often Should I Replace My Plumbing Fixtures?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Feb 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Has it been a while since you've updated your plumbing, and now you're wondering if you're behind on some much needed replacements? Find out just how often your toilets, water heater, garbage disposal, washing machine supply hose, faucets, supply pipes, and drain lines need to be replaced — and the tale tell signs your plumbing fixtures are on the outs.

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Topics: Plumbing, Water Heaters, Toilets, Pipes, Garbage Disposals