Simple plumbing problems that should not be overlooked

November 26, 2020

Every now and then we all go through a situation where something isn’t working as it’s designed to, but it still does the job… Sort of. So we just recognize that there is a problem and we’ll fix it later; just not today.

The only problem is that in many instances these apparent minor problems that are so simple to push aside, get worse costing us money and time. That is why it’s best to deal with these as soon as they arise, just as the following toilet plumbing issues.

  1. A defective, rusted or badly installed flexible water hose

Flexible water hoses are well-known to be one of the most frequent reasons of flooding in the home. If the flexible hoses are rusted, badly installed or defective, they create an enormous risk of bursting, that’s why it’s vital to have them inspected by a professional plumber frequently.

  1. A blocked or clogged toilet

A blocked toilet is typically the result of foreign items being flushed down the drain. It’s not just frustrating, a blocked toilet can create even more damage such as a damaged flooring, flooded bathroom or even obstructions in the sewer system, if it isn’t repaired right away.

  1. A broken or cracked toilet cistern (tank)

Although toilet cisterns are manufactured to withstand the water pressure, it can happen that cracks emerge over time. If this appears, it’s time to act immediately, as a cracked toilet cistern can cause water damage to your home. 









  1. The toilet is continuously running water

A continuously running toilet is more than just an irritating dripping noise and a persistent reminder of getting it repaired. It’s literally money running down the drain.

Don’t get used to a leaking toilet, simply because it still works. The longer you disregard it, the more water it will waste which isn’t only bad for the environment, it’s also bad for your wallet.









  1. The toilet won’t flush – single or dual flush

There is no refuting that a toilet that won’t flush is absolutely a dilemma you want to get repaired right away, so you can push on with your business.

The root of this problem could be a faulty flushing button, a defect in the mechanism that operates the flushing process, no water or low water level in the toilet tank stemming from a clogged cistern inlet valve.

You get the idea; there are several potential causes, but don’t despair– you don’t have to find the answers yourself. Our highly skilled and experienced plumbers can find the source of the problem and repair this for you.