There are few things we have found in our 40 years of experience in residential plumbing that cause more frustration for a customer than a toilet that wont flush. It seems like such an easy fix. But the inner workings of a toilet are a little more complicated than most people realize. You flush the toilet and the water starts to rise and then you realize you are fixing to have a big problem not to mention a nasty mess. Panic sets in and then the frustration. If you are having to plunge your toilet on a frequent basis there is a likely obstruction in the trap or even in the drain piping. Worse case it might even be a bigger problem in the sewer lines.
Constant running toilets
If you flush your toilet and it continues to run for extended periods of time, then it is probable that you have a leak. Water is being wasted down the over flow tube up to 150 gallons daily! Ouch...It could be a corroded pipe or a problem with the flush valve assembly or a worn out flapper valve. This is probably all greek to you but these are things that McCoy's Plumbing Inc. fixes daily. Matter of fact this type of problem is our most requested service so do not hesitate to give us a call. Most people just jiggle the handle and hope for the best! Call us and let us come fix it for you so you aren't wasting water as your prayers go unanswered.
If you have an older house and the toilets were manufactured before 1994 they flush about 3.5 gallons every time you flush (GPF). Newer models use much less, as low as 1.6 GPF. The interesting fact is the newer models provide the same amount of flushing power. McCoy's Plumbing can install a newer model for you and help reduce your water costs each month.