Plumbing: Repairing Water Damage

Toilet repair may seem like an emergency to most people,but it really isn’t. Any homeowner can take a few minutes to get it done. The first thing that you will need to do is assess the damage. If your toilet is really bad then it might be a good idea to call a plumber to come out and take a look at it. Most plumbers will want to see damage that is not just the exterior of the toilet,because there are many parts to a toilet. However,if your toilet is totally wrecked it may be difficult to repair.

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Your toilet is made of a series of metal pipes called flanges. Flanges on the toilet move the water through the toilet bowl and out through the drain. When these flanges wear down they become damaged and cannot be cleaned properly. When this happens the water does not make it out of the toilet bowl fast enough and it starts leaking into the floor. So you will need to have it inspected by a professional plumber who knows how to clean these flanges. The job can be quite a bit of work if you are attempting to clean them yourself. You could end up with some serious damage to your toilet.

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This type of water damage will need to be repaired before it turns into mold and mildew. However,you can keep it clean until the damage is severe enough to cause some long term damage. It is much easier to clean a badly damaged flange than it is to take the entire plumbing system apart. Many of the smaller jobs can be taken care of by a plumber without too much trouble. This is why it is important to have a plumber come out and do some toilet repair in the event of a flood or other water damage.

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