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​How to Properly Maintain Your Toilet

​How to Properly Maintain Your Toilet


The toilet is something we all take for granted, when it is running smoothly you never notice it. But once it is broken, you then realize just how important this fixture is, and we may be doing more harm to it than good.

Here is a list of common ways to help keep your toilet running smoothly:

  • DO NOT flush foreign objects down the toilet, the list of things that should go down a toilet is a lot shorter than what should not. The only thing that should be flushed down a toilet besides waste is ONLY toilet paper. This can help with preventing unwanted clogs and improve the lifespan of the pipes in your home.
  • If your toilet is running this could be a sign of a leak in the tank of your toilet. It is important to periodically check the flapper inside your toilet tank to make sure that it is not broken or deteriorating. This can lead to higher bills and can possibly lead to a much larger problem if left unattended.
  • Make sure you are checking around your toilet to make sure the seal around it is not broken or in the process of deteriorating. This can help make sure your toilet is not leaking from underneath and increase the lifespan of the components.
  • Keep it clean! Make sure you are cleaning your toilet regularly. It is important to clean your toilet at least once a week. This can help with the surface of the toilet bowl and can also increase the lifespan of the components of the fixture.

If you experience any issues with a toilet in your Southwest Florida home do not hesitate to call. Aztec Plumbing is happy to come take a look at anything you may think could be a potential issue with your toilet. Aztec Plumbing has got you covered from A to Z, Call us TODAY!

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