Do You Have A Leaky Smelly Toilet
We all spend a lot of time in the bathroom and some of it is in the toilet. In our house, the actual toilet is the last place that gets any real attention or affection from anyone. It is just a practical part of life to be used when necessary and otherwise ignored.
When Something Goes Wrong
If your toilet ceases to perform as it should someone has to do something. If that someone is you do you know what to do? What if your toilet springs a leak. It can be messy particularly if it is not attended to quite quickly. The chinaware can suffer. The floor can get marked and in general, the malfunction of the toilet is a real nuisance.
If the leak is caused by some sort of stoppage it is obviously necessary to unclog it.
The famous plunger is the most used and often the most useful instrument for unclogging. However, it also can fail.
First, of course, there has to be enough water for the plunger to be effective. If not, all the hard work in the world won’t move anything. So it is necessary to make sure there is enough water in the bowl for it to be effective and hopefully dislodge the blockage.
If the plunger doesn’t manage to work even though you have added water so there was enough, the next best step is to use the toilet auger.
The Toilet Auger
I didn’t know what one was but after being introduced to it I have been able to move blockages from time to time without having to call the plumber and let him embarrass me by showing me how easy it was to accomplish the task with evaded my abilities so comfortably.
The auger is basically a wire apparatus which will let you penetrate and then dislodge the blockage. My advice, if you don’t have the expertise, is to ask the person who sells it to you what it is and how to use it. You will find that it will truly work very often quite easily. I am not going to give an auger lesson here but merely mention that exists and no well-equipped toilet fixing person should be without one.
The Toilet Seat
I don’t know about you, nor should I in these intimate circumstances, but to me, one of the most irritating and frustrating things that can exist is to go to the toilet, have a seat and discover that the seat is cracked. It is most uncomfortable and for me can easily interfere with the reason I came in the first place.
It is a very easy thing to do to replace it. All you need to do is make sure you know the actual size (there are a very few variations) and go buy a new one. Anyone, even I, can install a new seat quite easily and quickly.
My own personal preference, which I discovered by accident when I was trying to buy a nice one that would please my wife, is the padded seat. Somehow the added comfort and feeling of affection that one feels when sitting on a padded toilet seat is difficult to describe unless you have experienced it yourself.
When you finish with the necessary repairs to the toilet, treat yourself and your family to a padded toilet seat and you will find that you are suddenly more popular than you have been in ages.