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Toilet Repair and Replacement

Common Toilet Problems

  • Leaking Toilet – Toilets can leak from multiple places. Water may show up on the floor, at the base of the toilet, or it may be leaking internally. 
  • Clogs – When you have a toilet clog, a toilet plunger is a great tool. The toilet plunger has an outer flange that fits into the hole at the bottom of the toilet and can be purchased at any hardware store. The flat bottom plunger shape is designed to plunge a sink. 
  • Difficult to flush – Toilets that don’t completely flush may need adjusting, may be partially plugged, or the toilet is old and needs to be replaced.
  • Rocking Toilet – A toilet shouldn’t rock or move at all when you sit on it. If this is happening, the toilet may need to be adjusted or reset. It maybe that the bolts attaching the toilet to the floor have come loose. If your toilet needs updating, use this opportunity to purchase a new one. 
  • Lead Bend Failing – A lead (pronounced led) bend is a short piece of pipe installed on toilets up until the 1920s.  

Purchasing a New Toilet

  • A toilet is a home’s largest water user. New efficient toilets are those designed after 2004. These can save you water and money.
  • Toilets are available as 2 piece, 1 piece, round front, elongated, wall-hung, and ADA compliant. Home owners can choose models with features ranging from water saving high-efficiency, choice of flush methods, and pressure-assisted flushing, to LED lighting and warm air drying.
  • ADA compliant toilets are those that are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. These toilets offer a slightly higher seat height which is often easier for those with disabilities.
  • Our experienced technicians carry Toto and Gerber brand toilets on their trucks, in round, elongated, and ADA compliant styles.

What to Flush and Not Flush

Indoor plumbing is an incredible and relatively new invention that many of us take for granted. New toilet technology and advanced wastewater treatment processes are improving our world. But in spite of advancements, our side sewer lines and the city main sewer lines are not designed to handle anything other than basics. In fact, Seattle sewer lines were designed to flush only human waste and standard toilet paper into the city sewer system. 

Unflushables

To get the best performance from your toilet and to alleviate the possibility of a sewer back up, never flush anything other than standard toilet paper and human waste down the toilet. Thick toilet paper, wipes, tampons, diapers, paper towels, dental floss, kitty litter, cotton swab sticks, and other products advertised as “flushable” really aren’t. Flushing these is asking for trouble. Flushing these also means someone else is cleaning up the mess downstream.

In our experience, many if not most plugged toilet and sewer calls are the result of homeowners or guests flushing the above named items down the toilet. Debris catches onto roots and imperfections on the inside of the side sewer line and causes a slow, clogged, or completely blocked sewer line.

It may take effort to change the habit of using your toilet as a garbage can, but this change in habit could save you many thousands of dollars in repairs. Place a plastic lined container next to your toilet for these non-flushables and dispose of the contents in the garbage can.

Other commonly found flushed objects that cause clogs and backups are: bath toys, toilet paper rolls, and soap bars. In particular, one of our customers found her toddler had thrown all of her makeup into the toilet and then tried to flush it all. Children often want to see what will happen when they flush something down the toilet.

  • The toilet is a drain. See our Drain Cleaning /Repair page for more information on how to keep your drains running freely.

Cleaning the Toilet

  • White vinegar is a natural and inexpensive cleaning agent. Pour some into the toilet bowl water and let it sit. Then scrub the bowl and flush. If extra power is needed, add baking soda to the vinegar in the toilet bowl.
  • If you have marble or stone floors in the bathroom, avoid splashing vinegar on the floor.

Schedule your Raymark appointment today by calling 206-430-1954 or complete our Contact form.

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5 stars

Fast and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Dax Lang 2019 Google Review

Highly recommended

5 stars

Service was great, as always. About to call to set up appt for follow up phase that Jose pointed out.

B. Lakshmi 2019 email

Service Was Great

5 stars

Called on a holiday morning with a toilet crisis (it WAS a crisis because we only have one, and it was completely clogged) – Joe promptly came out and remedied the situation within the hour. Expected a long wait and a hefty bill but no such case. Joe additionally advised us to replace our old, inefficient toilet sometime in the future. Not the first time we’ve called Raymark and won’t be the last.

B. Lorette 2019 Google Review

Promptly Came

5 stars

Jose was awesome: gave my kitchen faucet a quick temporary fix while I got a new fixture, and then installed the new one perfectly. Brittany (in the office) made sure Jose got here as soon as possible!

J. Rigby 2019 Google Review

Awesome

5 stars

Excellent same day service. Very friendly plumbers and office staff. Recommended to a friend the very next week.

Marion M. 2018 BBB Review

Recommended

5 stars

Raymark has done several jobs for me. Ty was out today to clear a blocked kitchen line, and did a great job explaining the options, costs etc.

Todd C . 2018 BBB Review

A Great Job

5 stars

Truly excellent service; timely and very professional.

Jeff S. 2018 BBB Review

Truly Excellent

5 stars

Jose was the BEST! He was able to fix our issue quickly and cleanly.

Janeen M.  2018 BBB Review

The Best

5 stars

Hayden and his team were fantastic. Fast, high-quality work at an affordable price. They have a lot of experience dealing with older buildings, and I would highly recommend Raymark for anyone living in a building or home with older pipes.

Ann L. 2018 Facebook

Fantastic

5 stars

Raymark has helped me with all of my plumbing needs for the last 30+ years. They are wonderful to work with, very responsive and always able to assess the problem quickly and determine the best solution at a reasonable price.

Sheila Frawley 2018 Google Review

Very Responsive

5 stars

They did an excellent job. Work was completed on time at the price quoted. We were kept up to date at each step of the way.

Craig H. 2018 Review Buzz

Excellent Job

5 stars

Dion did a great job and was professional and friendly.

Marc M. 2018 Review Buzz

Professional and friendly

5 stars

Jose with Raymark Plumbing was very professional, clear in how he planned to fix the issue, and upfront about what the cost was going to be. Overall, the experience was very pleasant and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Raymark again in the future. Thank you!

Weston Manzer 2018 Google Review

Experience was very pleasant

5 stars

Ty and his assistant did a great job replacing pipes under our kitchen sink and attaching earthquake straps to the hot water tank. Ty was very patient in explaining the position of the straps. I would ask for him again in a heartbeat…. They were on time and finished very quickly.

Kathleen Fellstrom 2018 Google Review

Very Patient

5 stars

Had a clog that was filling up my basement. The guys at Raymark found the problem and replaced the pipe. After the pipe was replaced they made sure the rest of the plumbing was in working condition. Their attitudes were great and they worked hard. Very satisfied customer.

Joyce M. 2018 Review Buzz

Very satisfied customer

5 stars

Personnel were very warm and professional, and plumbers did a great job with both explaining and showing what they were doing. They addressed all concerns and were prompt in getting back to me. It was a big job, new sewer pipe put in from the house to the street.

Lois H. 2018 Review Buzz

Warm and professional

5 stars

Excellent workers. On time, well prepared, knowledgeable and efficient.

Dan Dawkins 2018 Review Buzz

Knowledgeable and efficient

5 stars

I can’t say enough great things about Raymark! Wonderful, friendly service. And they just replaced my business hot water heater on a Friday evening. Thank you!!

Ann D. 2018 Review Buzz

Wonderful, friendly service

5 stars

Good morning, Raymark. Thanks, Anthony, for sending Dan to the rescue last week. We hadn’t been struck by an earthquake under our kitchen sink after all. Dan tightened the wobbly faucet, as well as its companion spouts, then wrestled the obstinate spray hose into line. Ingenious, he cobbled a defense so the hose could avoid tangling in the pipes. Dan is genial, and we really appreciate his visit.

Sincerely yours,
Sharon Raymark-is-my-plumber K. 2018

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