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Has Your Brooklyn Potty got Problems?

Petri Plumbing can Troubleshoot Your Toilet

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If there’s one fixture in your Brooklyn home that you want working right, it’s the toilet. A malfunctioning privy, especially one you can’t troubleshoot on your own, is a complete disaster. As the saying goes, “When you gotta go, you gotta go!”

As your Brooklyn plumber for more than 100 years, your neighbors at Petri Plumbing & Heating have seen it all when it comes to thwarted thrones. And we have the know-how and experience to get your toilet operational and functioning well in no time.

Here are some of the things that can go wrong with your toilet. Spoiler alert — we can fix them all!


Sometimes, it’s just a good, old-fashioned clog causing a problem with your toilet. But frequent or unaddressed clogs can mean other, unpleasant problems like water backing up and overflowing the toilet.

For a normal clog, a plunger is the right tool for the job. But if, for example, your child has flushed a toy down the commode, you might need to call a plumber for help. Frequent clogging can be caused by improper water flow, another problem best addressed by a pro.

Constant Running

If your toilet continues to run long after you’ve flushed, there is most likely a problem with the components inside the tank. This is an annoying problem, but also a costly one. All that wasted water will show up on your utility bill. A licensed plumber can easily diagnose the issue and make necessary repairs.


A leaking toilet should be addressed quickly, as it means damage to your home if left unrepaired. One problem unique to toilets is leaking from the wax seal, typically identified by water collecting around the base of the toilet. The wax seal is designed to help your toilet fit correctly against the floor, but it can wear out over time. A new wax seal will stop the leak.

If you’re having problems with your toilet, Petri Plumbing & Heating is here to help. We have 24/7 emergency service to get your facilities working again quickly. And if it’s time to replace your toilet, we can recommend and install a modern, water-conserving model that will save you money on your utility bills. Call us today at (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri Plumbing & Heating online.

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