Toilet Repairs Belfast
The Emergency Plumber Belfast can do the full range of toilet repairs. One of our most common repiars is to fix a blocked toilet. These can often be on a daily basis. Don't be embarrassed to call as we get this type of phone call every single day.
Why do Toilets Get Blocked?
We could quite honestly give you a list of reasons as long as your arm. In most cases it is not just one thing like a child putting a toy down the toilet. It is much more likely to be a build up of things over time.
The water inside your toilet bowl comes from the cistern in the toilet. The toilet bowl is connected to the drain by an S-shape pipe, and you will see it curve up behind the bowl and down to the drain. When the toilet is flushed, the waste water in the bowl is forced through the trap into the main drain.
If this waste pipe has any type of blockage, then the water does not get away, and simply fills the bowl with waste. Yes, we know that does not look that good, but it does happen. Give us a call and we can get this fixed quickly.
Unblocking Soil Pipes
These run from the bathroom, and from any sinks and into the main drain. Their main purpose is to remove all waste from baths, sinks, and toilets. Over time build up of different types of waste can eventually block, or partially block these soil or waste pipes.
The first tell tale signs are that water will drain slowly such as a slow-draining toilet. You may also experience some unpleasant odours emanating from the drains.
Most soil pipes run down the side of your property, from the toilet down to an under ground drain. These are mainly made from cast iron and are quite large pipes. They are also very hard to access.
Newer homes will have plastic pipes, and they should have a cleaning eye, which does make the job a lot easier. You will need something like a snake tool, toilet jack or electric eel to remove the blockage.
This type of work is not for the feint hearted, so be warned.
Pipes from washing machines, sinks and the gutters are also fed into the drains. You normally find most of these at the back of your home, and at the front there is usually one for the gutters. These can also get blocked, and will start to spill over. Usually the problem is noticed when the draind start to empty very slowly.
The problem is, that without a drain cover they get blocked up with leaves. They can also get blocked with whatever comes out through your kitchen and bathroom sink, including the washing machine waste.
This is another unpleasant job to do. The drain cover needs to be lifted, and then the gulley pipe cleaned out by hand. After that the drain needs to be checked for any blockage and that needs to be removed.
We do all of this type of work, and it is easier for us as we have all the right tools and equipment.