Toilet Repair and ReplacementDo you need toilet repair or replacement in Plainfield, IL? There are few things more disheartening than toilet problems. Whether they are backed up and overflowing onto your bathroom floor, running constantly, or old and inefficient, they are no fun to deal with. The good news is, you don’t have to be the one to switch that old toilet out or fix that clog. Leave the dirty work of toilet repair or a replacement to the professionals.

    When it comes to your toilet, not all of them are created the same. Some are highly efficient while other, are usually cheaper and older ones use much more water. If you have an older toilet in your home, you could be flushing money down the drain. Or at least you kind of are, but one thing is for sure, switching to a newer, more energy-efficient model will certainly save you money.

    Our team at TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can quickly and easily remove blockages from toilets with minimal disruption to your daily routine.

    If there is a blockage in another fixture, such as your shower, contact us for a drain cleaning service.

    Exceptional Toilet Repair in Plainfield

    If you’ve experienced that dismal sight of water rising dangerously close to the brim of the toilet without any hope of that yuck going down, we get it. Toilet problems are not glamorous (actually they are disgusting). No one wants to deal with that yuck then splashing over the brim and onto your bathroom rug or flooring and certainly, no one wants to clean it up. If this has been a frequent occurrence in your bathroom, don’t you think it’s time for a change?

    Frequent clogs are a sign that you need toilet repair at best, but more likely a toilet replacement. Other signs include mineral build-up (usually visible in the toilet bowl), wobbling, cracks, leaking, and surface damage. If you are tired of dealing with a nasty mess or even just the inefficiency of your old toilet, TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to help.

    Signs that you need a toilet replacement or repair
    • Your toilet is wobbling
    • There is noticeable damage to the surface
    • Frequent clogs
    • High water consumption
    • Mineral build-up in toilet bowl

    If you’ve been dealing with issues like these, it’s time to get them taken care of once and for all. While the majority of plumbers will tell you that most toilets will last 50 years, a lot of that depends on how it was installed, how well it was maintained, and how often it was used. So while you may be able to get away with keeping your toilet, you might also want to factor in efficiency, and whether you want to continue dealing with clogs or other issues.

    What Causes Toilet Clogs?

    Your toilet is the fixture that your household uses the most, and it is susceptible to defects from time to time.

    The most common reasons for the formation of toilet clogs include the following:
    • Your toilet has an early low-flow design. These toilets came out in the 1990s, and they do not have enough water pressure to clear the internal trap. If you have one of these fixtures, consider a toilet replacement.
    • The internal trap is blocked. This trap is in the lower part of your toilet bowl, and its function is to house standing water to prevent the release of sewer gasses into your home. Excess toilet paper and non-flushable items can block this trap.
    • Outdoor debris such as twigs, leaves, and dirt blocked the plumbing vent.

    If you are looking to upgrade your toilet and other fixtures, learn more about our bathroom remodeling services.

    How to Prevent a Toilet Blockage?

    There are several things you can do to prevent a toilet from clogging:
    • Refrain from flushing non-water-soluble items such as diapers or paper
    • Switch to a single-ply toilet paper
    • Flush multiple times if necessary
    • Install a child-proof lock over the toilet

    How to Prevent a Toilet Blockage?

    Plainfield’s Number One Toilet Replacement Team

    Since 2008, our dedicated team of licensed, and highly trained HVAC technicians and plumbers have been working hard to service the homes of Plainfield residents. We are a family-owned and operated business offering transparent pricing, immediate service, and a job done right the first time. We use cutting-edge technology to deliver the highest customer satisfaction. When it comes to your home’s comfort and functionality, we’re here when you need us.

    If you need toilet repair for your Plainfield home, our team is standing by to assist you. At TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we’re always ready to help whether it’s replacing your boiler system or repairing your toilet.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I do if my toilet is clogged?

    If your toilet is clogged, you can try using a plunger to clear the blockage. If this doesn’t work, avoid using harsh chemicals and contact TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for professional assistance.

    What causes toilet clogs?

    Toilet clogs can be caused by flushing non-flushable items such as wipes, feminine hygiene products, or excessive amounts of toilet paper. Tree roots and plumbing issues can also contribute to clogs.

    How can I prevent my toilet from clogging?

    To prevent toilet clogs, only flush toilet paper and human waste. Avoid flushing non-flushable items and consider using less toilet paper. Regular maintenance by TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can also help keep your plumbing in good condition.

    Why does my toilet keep clogging?

    Repeated clogs may indicate a deeper issue such as a blockage in the main sewer line, a problem with the toilet itself, or plumbing vent issues. TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can diagnose and fix the underlying problem.

    Can I use chemical drain cleaners to unclog my toilet?

    It is not recommended to use chemical drain cleaners as they can damage your plumbing and are often ineffective for toilet clogs. Instead, use a plunger or contact TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for safe and effective solutions.

    What tools do plumbers use to unclog toilets?

    Plumbers use tools such as plungers, toilet augers, and drain snakes to unclog toilets. These tools are more effective and safer for your plumbing system compared to chemical cleaners.

    How do I know if the clog is in my toilet or the main sewer line?

    If multiple fixtures in your home are backing up, the clog is likely in the main sewer line. If only the toilet is affected, the clog is probably localized to that fixture. TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can inspect and determine the cause of the clog.

    What are the signs of a serious plumbing issue?

    Signs of a serious plumbing issue include multiple clogged fixtures, slow drainage, gurgling sounds, foul odors, and water backing up into your home. Contact TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing immediately if you notice any of these signs.

    How can TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing help with clogged toilet repairs?

    TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides professional clogged toilet repair services, including diagnosing the cause of the clog, using specialized tools to clear the blockage, and performing any necessary repairs to prevent future issues.

    What should I do if my toilet overflows?

    If your toilet overflows, turn off the water supply to the toilet, use towels to contain the spill, and avoid using the toilet until the clog is cleared. Contact TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for prompt and reliable repair services.

    Can frequent toilet clogs damage my plumbing?

    Yes, frequent toilet clogs can put stress on your plumbing system and lead to more serious issues such as pipe damage or leaks. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs by TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help prevent these problems.

    What is the cost of professional toilet unclogging services?

    The cost of professional toilet unclogging services varies depending on the severity of the clog and any additional repairs needed. TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers competitive pricing and can provide an estimate based on your specific situation.

    How quickly can TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing respond to a clogged toilet emergency?

    TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers prompt and reliable emergency services for clogged toilets. We strive to respond quickly to minimize inconvenience and prevent further damage to your home.

    Do you offer any maintenance plans to prevent toilet clogs?

    Yes, TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers maintenance plans that include regular inspections and preventive measures to keep your plumbing system in top condition and reduce the risk of toilet clogs.

    What should I do if my child flushes a toy down the toilet?

    If a toy or other foreign object is flushed down the toilet, do not attempt to flush again. Turn off the water supply to the toilet and contact TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to safely remove the object and clear the clog.