Cambridge Plumbing Expert’s Guide on Toilet Seat Bumpers Care

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You surely have read my blog posts about water-saving tips, toilet care, water heater care and all the other plumbing topics I have talked about. But I just realized that I left out one unnoticed and often disregarded part of the toilet — the toilet seat bumpers. These are little plastic pieces under the toilet seat that are responsible for keeping less than an inch of distance between the seat and toilet bowl itself. It may not be as important to you as the other parts of your toilet but it is surely valuable just the same. It allows you to clean your toilet seat and also prevents damage to the bowl. So if your toilet bumpers aren’t there anymore, then it’s time to get some replacement. Here’s a quick guide to help you:

How to Install Toilet Seat Bumpers

Dampen a rag under warm water. Lift up the toilet seat. Scrub around the bumpers to clean the area. Slide the flathead screwdriver underneath the old bumper. Push against it until it pops out. If the bumper was screwed in, slide the flathead underneath the small circular cover in the center of the bumper and pop it out. Unscrew the attached screw, if used on your bumper. Set it aside. Repeat this on the other bumper. Remove both bumpers and discard them.

Now that you know how to install new toilet seat bumpers, it’s time to recall proper toilet cleaning. Remember, care and maintenance are important in keeping whatever fixture and appliance we have at home in tip-top shape. Just remember to do the cleaning carefully to prevent damaging the parts. With this being said, let me share with you a detailed step-by-step guide on proper toilet care:

How to Clean a Toilet

Cleaning a toilet is a task that often gets postponed, but it’s essential to keep toilets clean. A dirty toilet will look bad, smell bad and breed germs. However, as with many of life’s less pleasant tasks, cleaning your toilet now can save you headaches later. With these instructions, you’ll get through this task quickly and efficiently.

Remove items from atop and around the toilet. Before you begin, clear the toilet of things that may obstruct you while cleaning – tissue boxes, photos, etc.. Because you want to give the toilet a thorough cleaning, you’ll need to be able to reach every nook and cranny.

Just follow the Cambridge plumbing expert’s guide on toilet seat bumpers care and you’ll surely lengthen the life of your toilet.

 

How To Fix A Running Toilet In Your South FL Home

how-to-fix-a-running-toilet-in-your-South-FL-homeIn my previous post, I’ve talked about the top three causes of a running toilet.  As promised, here’s part two of the blog: the solution, yay!!

I did some research for the best solutions of the problems I posted earlier.  Some are not easy and trust me, I tried!  It’s quite hard to figure out what goes where and so on. However, without further ado,  here they are:

Fixing the Three Common Problems to Your Running Toilet

Your Stuck Flapper

In order to fix this toilet malfunction, simply grab the flapper and securely close it in your hand.  Carry out any required adjustments and it should respond well to this approach.

The Intermittent Filling

The solution for intermittent filling differs based on its root cause; however, the most general method of correcting this is by removing the buildup of mineral and cleaning the tank.  You can also simply replace the flapper to directly fix the problem.

Your Dysfunctional Flapper

Close the valve of the toilet which is frequently located underneath the toilet tank.  Flush the toilet to verify that it is closed.  If the tank refuses to fill up, then this proves that the valve has been successfully closed.

Remove the flapper and the chain and replace it with a new one. Use a finger to remove any mineral you find around the rim of the flapper. Remember to make use of a sponge while replacing the flapper.

However..

If you are still encountering problems and if you couldn’t really fix it, call your local South FL plumber today.   The entire mechanism may be faulty and it’s something you should not attempt to be doing yourself.  You might have to buy a complete new set for your toilet.  Visit OrrPlumbing.com to get in touch with a pro to help with the installation and the leaks.

Find out how a toilet works! Watch this video from Ehow.