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Toilets

If you have a problem toilet that always seems to clog, run (leak), lack flushing power or if you need any sort of toilet repair or replacement, American Star Plumbing's licensed plumbing specialists can solve the problem.

Clogs
Is there a more helpless feeling than when a toilet won't flush? Water rises in the bowl and begins spilling onto the floor as panic sets in. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there is probably an obstruction in the trap or further down the drainpipe. It may even be a symptom of a bigger problem farther down the sewer line. We're experts at dealing with clogged toilets.

Running toilets
If you hear water running in your toilet tank for extended periods after a flush, then your toilet is leaking. It is dumping water down the overflow tube and wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily. The problem may be a corroded overflow pipe or flush valve assembly. Sometimes the culprit is a worn out flapper valve. Stop jiggling the handle and call American Star Plumbing. Chances are you'll save enough money on your next few water bills to cover the cost of the plumbing repair.

How old and inefficient is your toilet?
If your toilet was manufactured before 1994, it is probably costing you a fortune in water. Most older toilets used 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf). Newer low-flow toilets use only 1.6 gallons per flush and the newest low-flow designs provide the same amount of flushing power as old 3.5 gallon models. A American Star Plumbing plumber can install an efficient new toilet that will conserve water and save you money month after month.

There are many new environmentally-friendly toilet designs that go even further to save water. Some designs have a dual flushing system which uses only 0.9 gallons to flush liquid waste but all 1.6 gallons to flush solid waste. You are welcome to purchase a toilet from the store of your choice then seek our plumbing services to have it installed. Or we can provide you with options before delivering and installing the toilet you want.

Facts:

  • When toilets flush in the northern hemisphere, the water circulates clockwise in the bowl while toilets in the southern hemisphere circulate counter-clockwise due to Coriolis Effect caused by the rotation of the Earth.
  • Toilets flush the direction they do because of the manufacturer's design. The Coriolis Effect is a real force but it does not impact toilets or sinks.
  • According to the World Toilet Organization the average person uses the toilet six to eight times a day or 2,500 times per year. That translates to three years of someone's life spent using the toilet.