Removing rust stains
If your water system contains a good amount of Iron (which is pretty common, and generally nothing to be concerned about), the bowl of your toilet may develop rust along its inside. While this may not be any great detriment to your toilet systems functionality, it’s far from aesthetically pleasing.
Common household items such as baking soda and cleaning vinegar or products like Acid Magic can be used to quickly address this issue. When mixed with water, and applied to the ceramic toilet bowl, all you have to do is gently scrub it with a foam brush, and the rust stains will wash away as if it were never there!
Install an easily removable toilet seat
It feels nearly impossible to get the hinges of a toilet seat perfectly clean. Residue hides in difficult to reach places and cleaners often get get trapped underneath the entire toilet. Savannah humidity can make this even worse.
Installing an easily removable toilet seat improves your ability to clean the hinge area and all sides of the seat and toilet.
Bring in the rubber rings!
For decades it has been common practice to use wax rings to secure toilets to the floor. While effective, these rings can be a messy pain to install and you only get one shot to do it right. If you find yourself pulling the toilet for any reason, you’ll need another ring. Thankfully there is now a better way – rubber toilet rings. Sani Seal and other companies manufacture these smarter alternatives which are easier to install. Rubber toilet rings are clean, reusable, and stable, utilizing the laws of physics with a vacuum instead of just a sticky texture to keep the toilet in place.
Keep an eye on the vent pipe
If new or recently installed toilets seem to be having trouble performing well, the issue may not be with the toilet or even in the bathroom at all. It’s often worth a trip to the roof to see if there is anything clogging the vent pipe as toilets and other plumbing elements need airflow in order to function properly.
As always, know when you’re in over your head
Though they help us with one of our most basic needs, toilets can be difficult to work with. Even skilled do-it-yourselfers can get tripped up with plumbing issues as properly diagnosing the cause of issues is crucial to properly alleviating it. The last thing you want is to inadvertently create water damage issues or worse (sewage leaks can quickly become very serious and expensive issues and they also seem to take place at the most inopportune times).
When an issue has escalated beyond your comfort zone or you just don’t want to hassle with a dirty job, call in the pros.
Feel free to call us or send an email to get a second opinion on whatever plumbing issues you’re dealing with! We are your plumbers Savannah!