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Avoid Water Damage In Your Farmington Residence By Maintaining Your Toilet

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Maintenance Helps Prevent Toilet Overflows in Your Farmington Home
It is not difficult to come up with several possible ways that your Farmington home might become damaged by unexpected water. With so many potential hazards that you face as a homeowner, you should always be on the lookout for anything that appears to be running differently than it usually would. An excellent example of this would be your toilet, as by now you should be very familiar with the sound and consistency of a standard flush cycle.

So, what are you trying to listen for or see that might be out of the ordinary? The most immediate threat beyond a pipe break would be sluggish flushing cycles. A compromised cycle might present itself with less water than usual when you attempt to pull the lever, the bowl might take longer than normal to empty, or your tank could take a long time to refill. These could be warning signs. If you do not heed them, you might be soon seeking water removal services for your Farmington residence.

Sluggish flushing can be the result of some potential plumbing problems, but most often it falls into one of two primary reasons. The first of these is freezing water in your pipes. A slow response of water when you go to flush the toilet might indicate that while it is not entirely frozen, portions of your plumbing from your service line to your toilet have been slowed by the creation of ice. Proper insulation of these pipes can prevent this through the coldest months of the year.

Another reason your toilet might be running sluggishly is a blockage in your indoor plumbing or septic system. Blockages in either one of these systems can provide unhealthy pressure in the lines, let alone the probability of backfilling and overflowing the septic system. While noticing a toilet behaving strangely might not be a reason yet to call us at SERVPRO, we can help to diagnose problems with your water system before they require restoration efforts.

Unfortunately, toilets do come with many potential problems. Direct breaks, overflowing and ruptured plumbing are just a small glimpse into the damage they could do to your home. If you are dealing with a water emergency, our certified SERVPRO staff can help remove the water and fix the problem that caused it.

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The important thing is not to wait, even if what you are currently experiencing is minor. Water damage might seem insignificant at first, but with the right circumstances, a literal flood of problems could arise. Call our rapid response team here at SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville anytime at (952) 846-4400.

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