“Toilet bowl choked” can happen to any toilet and especially to the older toilet bowl.
Toilet bowl is a big oval bowl located in the toilet and is used for collecting and clearing human waste like feces and urine. It is connected to sewage pipes. When water is flushed into the toilet bowl, the water pressure helps to transport the waste to an appropriate place for disposal or production of fertilizers. In the past, most toilet bowls in Singapore is squatting type. In recent years, most toilet bowls have been changed to sitting type.
“Toilet bowl choked” happened when you could not flush the waste down the sewage pipe and back flow occurs.
Problem with Toilet Bowl
3 most common problems of toilet bowl are discussed below and you are likely to face them once in a while.
Toilet Bowl Choke
When toilet bowl chokes, it is very unpleasant because the waste is going to remain there or going to flow back and dirty your toilet. You should not flush it with water anymore because it may only cause more back flow.
Most of us should have a manual pump at home to clear the choke. If you are lucky, you may just dirty your hands and clear the choke with the manual pump. If you are not lucky, you may face more mess and have no choice but to call a handyman or plumber to clear the toilet choke for you.
Sometimes, it is not the toilet bowl problem but the reservoir (i.e. container which supply the water to clear the waste in the toilet bowl). Most frequently, you would face a leaking reservoir (i.e. when water keeps flowing into the toilet bowl even though you did not flush it). If the reservoir is leaking, you are constantly wasting water. The fault usually lies in the reservoir’s flushing system or the rubber gasket. The plumber will troubleshoot the problem and replace the necessary parts to ensure that it does not leak anymore.
Could Not Flush the Toilet Bowl
Occasionally, you may not be able to flush the water from the reservoir to the toilet bowl. The problem is definitely due to malfunctioning of the flushing system in the reservoir. The plumber should be able to repair it easily.
Changing Toilet Bowl Seat
You may wish to change the toilet bowl seat because it is spoilt or you want a different design. This can be done quickly and professionally by a handyman. However, you must make sure that the toilet seat fits nicely to your toilet bowl because toilet bowl and toilet seats come in different sizes. Before you buy your toilet seat, it is good to have the measurement with you.
Sometimes, you change the toilet seat because you wish to upgrade it to one with an electronic bidet. As it involves the connection of electrical wires and water pipes, you may wish to call a handyman to install it properly for you.
Replacing Toilet Bowl
Replacing Toilet Bowl can either be done by a renovation contractor or a handyman. Most frequently it is done by a renovation contractor in Singapore. Some handyman also performs this task. You may wish to compare the fee quote given by a contractor and a handyman to decide which to go to.
Toilet Bowl and Flushing System Repair by Plumber from Handyman Singapore
Our plumbers are very experience and can handle any plumbing issues. Whether it is toilet bowl choked or faulty flushing system, we will be there to help. Please call us at (+65) 6871-4005 for emergency toilet bowl choking situation. To request for other information, you may email us at [email protected].