Toilet Repair and Replacement
- A toilet that will flush your poop
- Toilets with industry leading warranties
- You choose the best solution for your home
Don’t kid yourself; you probably have no idea how old that toilet in your home is.
Have you changed it since you lived there? Is it original to the house?
Does it run at random times?
There is nothing worse than a toilet that’s simply not working the way it’s supposed to. It’s a constant reminder in the back of your head. You go to use it and wonder, “Will it flush this time?”
At American Eagle Plumbing, we value your Flowing Freedom!
What Goes Wrong?
The flapper that sits on top of the flush valve often warps over time and no longer seals correctly. This allows water in the tank to leak out. Sometimes the water leaks faster, but other times the leak is very slow. Either way, it makes your toilet run when it shouldn’t. The most common reason these flappers get warped is because of high chlorine levels in the water.
The next common repair we see is the fill valve. This valve controls the water level inside the tank. Debris gets caught in the valve mechanism and it malfunctions. When the valve malfunctions, it gets stuck on, or stuck off.
It Isn’t Flushing Like It Used To
This is the worst! That plunger is getting more and more use. As toilets age, a buildup of sludge and calcium forms in the trap. The pipe that solids flow through becomes constrained, and the siphoning action of the toilet becomes less powerful. Over time, it slowly becomes harder for your toilet to discard the waste.
What Is Recommended?
We go into plenty of homes to evaluate the situation, and the flapper just needs replaced. Or a new fill valve must be installed.
But what if the toilet needs a complete rebuild of all components?
We absolutely can do that! And we will show you your options.
But we want you to know that if the toilet is clearly older, just isn’t flushing like it used to, and we know it needs a complete rebuild, then we will probably recommend that you go ahead and replace it. We don’t want you investing a bunch of money in an old toilet that is clogged with mineral buildup and isn’t ever going to function properly.
What Brands Do We Use?
We stick to two toilet brands that we trust, Toto and Gerber. Toto was the first company to come out with a 3-inch flapper. A larger flapper means a stronger flush. We trust them when it comes to leading the industry in innovations.
The toilets we install use 1.28 gallons per flush. We have found this is the sweet-spot for toilets. If the amount of water is much lower, we see issues with actually flushing the poop through the pipes properly. Using more than 1.28 gallons is just a waste of water.
And, with every new toilet that we install, we use slow-close plastic seats. No more banging!
Most plumbers give a year and move on. Not us, we give warranties for both parts and labor.
- Toto – 5-year full warranty
- Gerber – 3-year full warranty