LEAKING TOILETS & FAUCETS

Quality plumbing repairs and replacements for all leaky faucets & toilets in the Kelowna & Okanagan region.

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LEAKING TOILETS & FAUCETS SERVICE

What you might see as a minor annoyance can actually waste massive amounts of water if left untreated, costing you money on your next water bill. Avoid unnecessary costs with our full plumbing service for toilets & faucets. Contact us at 250-470-9552 or e-mail [email protected].

REPAIRS FOR LEAKING TOILETS

Avoid Unexpected Water Bill Spikes

If you need repairs for leaking toilets or they have stopped working all together, our plumbing professionals will fix it and ensure your system is setup to stay problem free. A leaking toilet is usually the cause of large, unexpected spike in your water bill, especially if you live in a home with multiple people.

Toilet leaks may also damage drywall and sub-floor in the surrounding area. Keep your toilets working when you need them and avoid high water bills with Vision Mechanical Ltd.’s plumbing service.

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REPAIRS FOR LEAKING FAUCETS

Avoid Potential Damage

While leaking faucets may not waste the same amount of water that a toilet is capable of, it still comes with its own host of problems. There is a myth about ignoring a leaking faucet, this is not recommended. In addition to higher utility costs, a leaky faucet can contribute to rust on your fixture and sink. Unwanted annoyances such as the constant sound of water dripping or squeaky faucets. Our licensed plumbers will repair or replace your faucet at an affordable price, ensuring it runs smoothly into the future.

SIGNS OF LEAKING TOILETS & FAUCETS

Catch Problems Early

If a leaky fixture goes unnoticed for an extended period of time, you will notice it on your next water bill. Not only that, small leaks can eventually penetrate the sub-floor or drywall causing more damage that the eye can see. Avoid this by keeping in mind the tell tale signs of a leaky fixture so you can have it repaired swiftly at an affordable price. Some signs of a leaky faucet or toilet include:

  • Unusual or rotten odour in the bathroom
  • Faucets squeak when turned on/off
  • Rust appearing on faucets & around drains
  • Bubbling/odd noises around toilet
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YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS

WE’VE GOT ANSWERS

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, feel free to give us a call or contact us online to find out more!

Clogged drains are not an uncommon thing in households, and in general are no reason to panic. This usually happens in a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower or tub drain, or laundry/utility room sink. In washrooms, for example, a buildup of hair and other runoff waste is the typical culprit of drain clogs. Bathroom sinks usually have a drain stopper that you can pull up – if you haven’t cleaned this in a while, chances are good that it will be full of hair and gunk. Time to give it a good cleaning and wiping. Put the stopper back in place and run the water. If you don’t see improvement in water buildup, you probably have a clog further down the line. Stores sell ‘drain snakes’ and the cost is minimal. If the clog isn’t too far down, the snake will do the trick, pulling out hair and other debris. If that doesn’t work, the clog is likely deeper – that’s when it’s time to call a professional plumber.

*note: avoid using chemical ‘cleaners’ as they are abrasive and usually toxic*

An ounce of prevention, as they say, is worth a pound of cure. Save yourself the trouble later by doing your best to prevent debris from going down the drain. In kitchen sinks, you can use mesh covers over the drain. In bathrooms, regularly clean the drains by pulling out the excessive hair or other things stuck around the drain that you can see. Then toss into the trash bin.

Small leaks can be fixed in a DIY manner, however we recommend taking a look to see what might be causing the leak. Then give us a call and we can get some details and, if possible, pictures from you so that our plumber can arrive prepared to fix it! Some older fixtures have been discontinued, or configurations have changed, so the pictures give us an idea if we need to suggest an alternative solution for you.

  1. First, go to the water shut off valve at or around the toilet base. Turn valve until water shuts off. If the toilet does not have a valve, open the tank and rig the float to stay in its position – this way no more water will flow in.
  2. Next use towels or a Shop-Vac to clean up the water that’s spilled onto the floor. Thoroughly wash all surfaces that were affected.
  3. Either reach into the toilet (wearing rubber gloves) use a toilet plunger to try to remove the object(s) blocking the toilet.

If this doesn’t work, give us a call. Toilet overflowing could be a sign of a larger plumbing issue. The clog may be located farther down the pipes. We can diagnose the issue and resolve it promptly and professionally.

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