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May 30th, 2010

Five tips to maintain your toilet

Having a household of your own is both a privilege and an obligation. It is certainly complimentary to be independent, but then you have an amount of responsibility to assume. There are so many things you need to take care of daily. One of those is maintaining your toilet.

A toilet is not a very fragile device but it can easily break down if you do not take proper care of it. Here is some useful advice on how to keep your toilet working properly for a long time.

The first thing to think of is keeping your toilet clean. Do not use any metal tools to do this otherwise you might damage the porcelain bowl. It is best to use some mild chemicals in combination with a plastic toilet brush. Also, pumice stone does miracles for your toilet’s cleanliness.

Another important thing is to adjust the cleaning system to the frequency of toilet flushing. In areas that need to save up on water, toilets may be flushed as rarely as once a day. If this is the case in your house, then choose the cleaning chemicals carefully. You will want something milder than cleaning tablets to put in the toilet bowl to clean it.

On the list of toilet maintenance tips is of course the fact that you need to check the toilet regularly. This is to track down any unusual water flow, either an overflow in the bowl or an undesirable water level in the tank. If you pay attention to these things, you are going to fix any problem in time and without much hassle.

If there is a toilet blockage, then it is clear that there has been a clogged drain, which doesn’t release the water out. Particularly serious clogs can cause an overflow of water in your toilet’s bowl, but don’t panic. Usually, a toilet plunger will do the necessary work for you. Just push it up and down a few times. In cases of more serious drain blockages, call the plumber to snake the clog out.

It is good to check for mineral deposits in your toilet. Sometimes, especially in areas where there is hard water, mineral deposits will form at the bottom of the toilet or get stuck in the pipes. To get rid of this, you can either try and take these things out or pour a chemical that will dilute them down the toilet bowl. You should probably do this once in a while so as to avoid serious drain blockage.

Maintaining a toilet should not be a difficult work. All you need to think about is check on it regularly. If you spot any problem on time, you will fix it without any further complications. Even blocked drains are not much of a problem as they can be remedied easily. If you are the kind that prefers not to mess with any of these things, then just contact your plumber. There is no need for you to get a headache over a slow toilet.

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