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Toilet Troubles: Common Problems with Your Brooklyn Throne


Of all the seats in your Brooklyn home, the toilet is one of the most vital to your quality of life. Be it ever so humble, when there is a problem with the throne, you’re going to notice; however, any problems can be quickly sorted out by your friends at Petri Plumbing.

Toilet troubles are more than just inconvenience. They can quickly become expensive, even if they’re not that obvious. The can lead to home damage and high utility bills. A leaking toilet needs to be fixed before you started flushing money away.

Problems with the wax seal

One of the most common problems with toilets results from the breakdown or dislodgment of the wax seal that helps it fit properly against the floor. If you notice water leaking from the base of your toilet, you’ll need to have a new wax seal installed.


Another problem, well-known to families with young children, is when a foreign object such as a toy is flushed, leading to a clog. Other clogging situations can result from improper water flow or, frankly, using too much toilet paper. If left untreated, clogs can lead to unpleasant situations as water back up, overflowing the toilet bowl. Not only is it a pain to dry everything out, you can the unpleasant chore of clean-up.

Toilet continues to run

If you’re greeted with the sound of water running in the toilet long after you’ve flushed, you can bet that there is a problem with the components in the tank. This is not only annoying: it may not sound like much, but the water wasted by a constantly running toilet can end up coming you plenty as your water bill increases drastically. Luckily, a professional plumber can easily replace or repair the problem.

Don’t put up with a faulty toilet. Whether you are dealing with leaks, clogs, or a toilet that won’t stop running, Petri Plumbing can fix problem quickly and inexpensively. If you need assistance, contact us at (718) 489-2921 today.

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