Why You Should Clean Your Toilet Tank

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Don't forget to clean your toilet tank

When you think about what needs to be washed in your house, you think of the usual daily chores. You have the countertops, floors, showers, toilets, sinks, mirrors, laundry, and just regular tidying up. A couple of times a year, you have in-depth cleaning sessions that may include the garage, clearing out the fridge, cleaning the rain gutters, and other similar projects.

Cleaning

When it comes to the actual cleanings, you may not realize you are probably missing a step. While cleaning your toilets, how in-depth does the cleaning go? Do you take the time to clean inside the tank? Not many people realize that it needs to be cleaned at least a couple of times a year. If you do not clean the tank, it can lead to problems. If water is left sitting in a tank too long, mold and mildew have a chance to grow inside. Also, dirt and dust can find its way into the tank. If this happens, it can cause parts to rust or erode, thus affecting the efficiency of your toilet. Skipping the step to clean your tank can also cause unwanted odors to develop.

If you did not realize that the tanks need to be cleaned as well, you probably aren't sure on how to clean them either. First, you would need to turn off the water to the tank using the shutoff valve. Next, you would need to flush the toilet to empty the tank. Then, you are ready to scrub the tank. After you are done scrubbing, you are prepared to turn the water back on to fill the tank.

How We Can Help

Whether you did not realize your toilet tanks need to be thoroughly cleaned, or you just went a little too long in between cleanings and the unthinkable happens to cause your toilet to have issues, here at American Mechanical, we can help fix your problem. We offer some services including plumbing, heating and cooling, and generators and electrical services. We also provide emergency 24 hours, seven days a week service. We are always here for you whenever an emergency arises.