Even the newest houses will develop a plumbing problem sooner or later. The problem is, however, that repairing these issues can be quite costly. As a result, home owners often try to find a way to fix these problems themselves. It is certainly true that someone who has quite good DIY skills should be able to do some repairs and thereby save quite a bit of money. However, if installing or repairing a toilet is a bigger job, then a professional must be called in. Unfortunately, determining when a job is too hard for you can be really difficult. This is why you should telephone a professional if you ave any doubt about whether or not you will be able to fix it yourself. Let’s review which problems most often occur when people try to fix their own toilets.
The biggest and most common mistake is when people use an unraveled clothes hanger in order to remove a clog. The problem is, however, that this can damage the porcelain and that the sewer lines can get punctured. If your sewage pipes are quite old, you really need to be aware of this. Of course, there is also no way for you tell where the clog actually is. It is very easy to make the problem worse by pushing the clog deeper. This is why you should hire an experienced plumber, as they are able to locate the clog and identify what caused it in the first place.
Another problem occurs when people don’t level their fixtures properly after installing it. A toilet should be installed in such a way that it is perfectly level with the wall. If the toilet has not been installed perfectly, then various problems can occur later on. Too many people also don’t properly flush their fixtures after they are finished with their installation or repairs. When this happens, various issues like debris can start to collect into the pipes. Again, all of these issues can easily be resolved by simply working with professionals. All of this may make you feel as if you shouldn’t do any work on your toilet yourself. In reality, this is actually the truth. Things that you should be comfortable with doing yourself is repairing the plunger, changing the toilet seat and cleaning out the bowl. This is not an attack on your own skills, but rather a recognition of the training and experience plumbers have gone through. Also, do bear in mind that you could make the problem a whole lot worse.