If you’re one of the 111.3 million people watching the Super Bowl next month, there’s a 50 percent chance you’ll be watching with friends or family at a party (according to Statista). If you’re hosting a party, the last thing you want to deal with is a perpetually running toilet or unpleasant clog. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to repair and prevent a super toilet bowl problem:
If your toilet flushes but then takes longer than usual to fill or never stops running water altogether, it could mean you have a leak that could be wasting a considerable amount of water. A leaky toilet that’s constantly running can waste as much as 200 gallons of water in just one day. This could result in an incredibly high water bill or even water damage if it’s leaking into the wall or floor.
Do not flush anything but waste and toilet paper. Flushing other materials will almost always lead to clogs and backups. Wipes, feminine hygiene products, antibiotics and medicines, food, chemicals and countless other items should never be flushed down a toilet. Although a products packaging may claim it is “flushable,” this is often not the case. It’s better to err on the side of caution and pitch it directly in the garbage can.
Some backups or leaks can only be repaired by a professional. Call Drain Masters or schedule online to have your drains and toilets inspected and cleared before the big game!