While there are only three main components to a standard toilet, there are a number of parts, including:
- Flipper valve — The valve that seals the water in the tank before and after a flush
- Base — Bolted to the floor over a wax ring
- Flush handle — The part outside the tank that when depressed sets off the flushing valve
- Flush valve — A part inside the tank that opens to let water through when the flush handle is depressed
- Shut-off valve — The water pipe connected to the toilet can be shut off with this valve, allowing plumbers to work on the toilet without flooding the bathroom
- Trip lever — Usually a chain inside the tank that will lift the flapper after the flush handle is depressed
As with all moving parts, these will sometimes fail. When that happens, a plumber can determine exactly what went wrong and make the necessary repairs. We have experience repairing and installing many different brands.
Toilet drain repair
Repairing and/or replacing a toilet drain is no small job. In fact, most novice home improvement enthusiasts are wise to pass this job off to a professional. A certified plumber will know what type of pipe to use and where to install it safely. This requires the removal of the toilet and flange and working within the floor or the wall.
At Valley Fire Protection & Plumbing, our expertise makes the process look simple, even though it’s rather complex. We specialize in fixing and replacing plumbing pipes, drains and sewer lines, typically with same-day service.
Toilet replacement plumbing services
When you find that your toilet is no longer operating as it once did, a thorough inspection by a professional plumber is required to find out if it needs new parts or if the toilet should be replaced with a new one.