20 Mar Toilet not working? No Problem for Rhino Rooter
Toilet issues are something most homeowners will have to deal with at some point in the life of their home or condo. Here is the story of a recent plumbing issue Rhino Rooter resolved for a homeowner.
Location: Condominium unit located in Pompano Beach FL, 33062.
Cause of the Problem: The existing toilet was from the year 1996 and the “jets” were failing, not allowing proper flush.
Resolution: When the Plumber arrived onsite for an emergency plumbing problem he found that the toilet in the condo was unable to flush. After further investigation and testing of the toilet, it was found that the commode was old and having issues with flow resection. Here in South Florida, we, for the most part, have hard water which will cause calcium and other mineral deposits building up in your plumbing fixtures such as your toilets. These deposits will in return cause build up in the small jet ports located underneath the bottom of the rim. When the toilet is flushed, this is where the water is transferred from the tank to the bowl. If the buildup is too great it will reduce the water transfer and not allow the unit to flush though its trap. When your commode is not flushing properly you may be risking blockages due to no water pressure to help “push” the waste out and down the sewer. In some cases, you may be able to rebuild parts in the toilet to help aid in the flushing process. The unit that was installed in the pictures also has an “easy to clean” feature where there are no edges and is completely smooth with no ridges to build up bacteria.