Acker & Sons is the premier source of toilet repair and replacement services throughout Potomac, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas including Washington D.C. and Virginia.
While the toilets in your home are designed to last for years, problems requiring repair or total replacement can still arise at any time. Whether the toilet isn’t flushing correctly, is broken, or just needs new internal components, our expert team can determine the best course of action to get it in working order once again.
You can always depend on us to arrive on time and equipped with the right tools to get the job done. We service a wide range of different brands, makes, and models, so you can rest assured that we can resolve your issue quickly and efficiently. At Acker & Sons Inc., we understand the importance of timely and reliable service and that’s why we’ll never keep you waiting for the services you depend on.
Detecting Toilet Leaks
The flapper is a large rubber plug in the bottom of the toilet tank. The toilet tank is located in the back of the toilet where the unused water for the toilet bowl is stored. If you see or hear any water movement in the toilet bowl when it has NOT been used recently, you may have a flapper leak. To check for a leak:
- Carefully remove the lid from the tank and place it securely out of the way.
- Place a toilet dye pill or a small amount of dark food coloring in the tank. Wait at least 20 – 30 minutes. If coloring comes through the tank into the bowl, WITHOUT FLUSHING, you have a leak. Repeat test every six months.
- Touch the flapper. If the coloring from your flapper gets on your fingertips, your flapper is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.
Contact Acker & Sons Today
If you’re in need of toilet repair or replacement services, contact us today. Acker & Sons Inc. is also provides backflow prevention services in addition to being available for all of your plumbing needs with competitive prices and unparalleled workmanship. Receive a free estimate when you call today at 301-897-0700.