The toilet is one of the most important appliances in your home. Taking care of it can help it last longer. Then again, you never know if it is a low-quality toilet until it is too late. Here are some tips on how to maintain it. If you continue to run into trouble, then it is a sign that you will need professional assistance.
Plunging the toilet is one way to help make sure it works as it should. Everyone who uses the toilet should know how to use the plunger once they’re old enough. By using the plunger, you can defeat any troublesome clogs that could lead to the toilet back flowing and flooding your bathroom. Make sure to have extra plungers in case the one you have is too old. Every toilet should have its own plunger nearby. This helps you avoid trailing dirty toilet water everywhere.
The next step is to keep the toilet clean. The cleaner a toilet is, the less temperamental it will be. Plus, it will be less gross to use. Using the toilet should be relieving, not agitating. Store-bought cleaners aren’t worth your money, in most cases. Some solutions are simple and rely on items you already have on hand, such as vinegar. Cola can also help fight the formation of rust and lift ugly stains that won’t come out, either. Plus, you can also use the soda to clean up hardened stains on the tile around the bottom of the toilet.
Finally, flush the toilet. This may seem like common sense, but you never know when the flusher will stop working. This means that the toilet will continue to run, resulting in highly annoying ghost flushes. The toilet should not be a trash receptacle. If something is refusing to go down, try flushing twice. Then wait. Overwhelming the flusher could damage your toilet in ways that you can’t see or predict.
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