Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Toilet Plumbing’

How to Deal With an Overflowing Toilet

Monday, December 6th, 2021

toilet-with-button-flushAlthough there are more serious plumbing emergencies that can strike a house, the overflowing toilet is the one that causes the most sudden and panicked response. We don’t blame people for getting a bit freaked out when something like this happens.

We have good news, which is that it isn’t as difficult to deal with an overflowing toilet as it might seem. You may need to call for a professional plumber in Essex, VT to help with repairs, but with some quick thinking and a few steps, you can stop the immediate emergency and give yourself time to breathe. You can always trust our plumbers to be ready to help with whatever plumbing trouble you have, no matter the time of the day or night. 

Anyway, on to what you can do about that overflowing toilet.

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Why Won’t My Toilet Stop Running?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneWe’ve written posts before about toilet plumbing emergencies, such as when a toilet overflows. Toilet plumbing is a major part of the job of any professional plumbers, and we’re ready to help no matter what repairs you may need for your toilet, including installing a new one. (This is something we recommend if your toilet is more than 20 years old. Just the savings you’ll enjoy from the lower water use will make it worth it.)

We’re going to look at another toilet plumbing problem that may not seem like it’s an emergency—but it’s still something you’ll need to have fixed as soon as you can or else it will create a massive amount of water waste.

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Help! My Toilet Is Overflowing! What Do I Do?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushWe know an overflowing toilet is one of the more alarming events that can occur with home plumbing, right up there with a burst pipe. However, there are steps to take to stop the flow and have it corrected. If you do some planning ahead to prepare for an event like this—and it can happen to any toilet, no matter its age or how well it’s cared for—you can prevent serious water damage and dangers from an overflow of sewage.

Remember, helpful professional plumbers are on-call to assist you with bathroom plumbing in Burlington, VT and throughout Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York.

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Reasons Your Toilet May Be Leaking

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Water leaks from toilets are a common plumbing problem. Unfortunately they are 1) often hard to detect at first, 2) capable of causing major damage to flooring, even leading in extreme cases to the floor collapsing, and 3) not easy to diagnose, since there a multiple reasons for them to start.

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Don’t Flush These Items Down Your Toilet!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Toilets are one of the essential parts of any indoor plumbing system. Unfortunately, toilets are often treated as if they were the same as a garbage can, and homeowners flush objects down them that should absolutely not end up in the sewer line or (if the home doesn’t have a connection to the municipal sewer system) the septic tank. These items can create heavy clogging in pipes and damage sewage pumps. We’ve put together a short list of some of the bigger offenders that you should never flush down a toilet.

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