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Is Your Toilet Bolted Down Properly?

Toilets depend on some pretty nifty construction in order to function properly. An improperly bolted toilet will leak, have a poor seal, and lead to other problems down the road. We’re asking homeowners if their toilets are bolted down to ensure that everyone knows what to do when they encounter a problem like this.

This blog will go into detail about how an unbolted toilet can lead to serious problems. Then, as we always do, we’ll point to some solutions that could help mitigate the problem at hand. One of those solutions is to simply call our team for toilet repair in Bloomington! We’ve got the expertise, experience, and toolset to address this problem quickly.

From pipe leaks to toilet concerns, the pros at Pipeworks Inc. have your back. Keep reading and make sure you click our link to get in touch with us if you need professional help!

The Seal Is Important

When a toilet is bolted down to the floor, it’s actually required to have it caulked down to the ground for two specific reasons.

  • Safety and security. A correctly bolted down toilet will be nearly impossible to move while it’s being used. This is important because different people who use your toilets have different needs, and a stable, secure toilet is a must-have for any homeowner. A wobbly toilet is a safety and plumbing hazard waiting to happen.
  • Eliminating odors. When there’s a leak or a malfunction in your toilet, it’s probably obvious how that would lead to a foul odor permeating through your home. However, if the toilet is bolted and caulked correctly to the floor, that odor won’t enter your space and you’ll be able to remain comfortable.

Don’t Approach This Work Yourself

Look, there are a lot of tutorials online and guide at your local hardware store on how to install or bolt a toilet yourself. We’re not saying that it’s impossible to do on your own. Actually, it’s the fact that it is possible which makes DIY work so dangerous.

You might get halfway through bolting your toilet to the floor and caulking it, only to realize you’re using the wrong sized equipment and your floor is beginning to buckle or crack. Oftentimes fixing this precarious situation can be more expensive than choosing to go pro in the first place!

Other Common Toilet Issues

Don’t just stop with the base of your toilet, if your toilet system isn’t functioning the way you want it to, then we advise you to call our team for additional repairs. We can do the following and more!

  • Replace the flapper system of your faulty toilet.
  • Repair any leaks in the tank or toilet system.
  • Improve the efficiency of your toilet.

The truth is that toilets have come a long way from when they were first introduced to the American home. The plumbers at Pipeworks Inc. have perfected the equipment, strategies, and skills required to get a toilet to adhere to codes and comfort standards.

Contact Pipeworks Inc. for comprehensive bathroom plumbing care.

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