Toilet Repair and Toilet Replacement in Sherman Oaks, CA

The toilets in your home are used frequently throughout the day. They need to be functioning properly to ensure convenience. Recurrent clogs and leaky toilets must be dealt with right away. At My Sherman Oaks Plumber Hero, we know that waiting too long to take care of plumbing problems can lead to expensive repairs and major inconveniences. This is why we have a team of highly skilled plumbers, on-call, 24 hours a day!

Our Plumbing Pros Take Care of Leaky Toilets

How do you know you have a leaky toilet? Well, there are three signs to keep an eye out for. The first sign is rather obvious – the last two, not so much.

  1. Have you noticed water seeping from the base of the toilet? This is a good indication that the toilet seal, a wax ring, needs to be replaced. If your toilet was recently installed, it could also be a sign that the installation was done incorrectly.
  2. Sometimes the water in the toilet’s tank may back up into the toilet bowl when the toilet is not running. Toilet bowl water that ripples or gurgles is a sign that this is happening. If you’re unsure that a leak is present, open the tank and drop a small amount of food coloring into the water. Do not flush the toilet. Give is a few minutes and then look in the toilet bowl. Is the water colored? If so, this proves there is a leak.
  3. When you flush the toilet, does the water turn off within minute or does the toilet continue to run for long periods of time? Do you hear what is referred to as phantom flushing throughout the day? These are indications that the toilet is leaking water inside the tank.

The first kind of leak can cause water damage, but the last two leaks can cause your water bill to skyrocket. Whenever you suspect a leak, call for plumbing service right away.

You Can Prevent Clogged Toilets

Yes, you can prevent clogged toilets. Most obstructions occur due to human error. Perhaps you or another person in your home is using too much toilet paper. Clogs can also form when feminine hygiene products are flushed. Are you in the habit of flushing facial tissues or paper towels? These paper products are not designed to dissolve in the water like toilet tissue and can cause clogs.

Small children can be major contributors to clogs, too. As much as you may think you keep an eye on your toddler, little ones are fast and sneaky. Your toddler can easily sneak away unnoticed, flush his or her favorite toy down the toilet, and you’ll be none the wiser until the toilet starts to overflow. If you have a small child in the home, you may want to install toilet locks as a prevention method.

New Toilet Replacement

Is a toilet in your home beyond repair? Are you interested in upgrading to a high-efficiency toilet? Give us a call today and let one of our skilled plumbers discuss your options. We’ll even help you with the installation because we know professional toilet installation is always the best way to go.

Schedule a same-day appointment for toilet repair or toilet replacement in Sherman Oaks, CA!