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Advice from a Plumber: Fix It or Replace It?

Toilet problems

Your local Storrs CT plumber is all about saving money. When you call us because your toilet is clogged or you notice water around it, we'll first look at what we can do to fix it. Most of the time, we're out of your hair in a few hours. Sometimes, the problem is beyond a simple fix. Other times, the best and least expensive option in the long run is to replace it.


Fix it or replace it?

When a Rapid Service plumber technician troubleshoots your toilet, he'll give you several options. These recommendations will be based on your specific situation. We strive to provide the best solutions for our customers, while providing quality toilet repairs and service at a reasonable cost.

Some of the most common toilet problems we hear about include: leaking, wobbly, clogged, running, and poor flushing. Some of these are more serious than others. A leaking toilet can ruin your bathroom floor. A wobbly toilet is a dangerous fall hazard.

  • FIX IT: Running toilet? The flapper in it might be worn out. A toilet flapper is made out of rubber and is located inside the tank. Minerals in your water eat away at the rubber over time. This loosens the seal and allows water to pass through. That's what creates the "running" that you hear. Try replacing the flapper to solve a running toilet problem.
  • REPLACE IT: Cracks or scratches in the tank or bowl are signs that it's time to replace your toilet. Water will continue to put stress on the fractures and create a mess. Another sign that it's time to replace your toilet is if you're constantly dealing with clogs.

Your local Storrs CT plumber

Rapid Service LLC offers full service plumbing repairs in Storrs CT. If a repair isn't possible, we also offer plumbing installations. In addition to taking care of your toilet, water heater, well pump, well tank, faucet, and shower repairs are offered by our skilled plumber professionals.

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  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

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    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

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  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

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    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

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  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

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