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Can Your Toilet Explode?

As if you didn’t already have enough to worry about, now you need to also worry about your toilet exploding on you. Toilets have been exploding all across America and have been causing some serious injuries. As a Carroll County, MD emergency plumber we’ve seen it all and we wanted to take some time today to talk about why toilets are exploding and what you can do to prevent this from happening to you.

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What Causes a Toilet to Explode?

Toilets explode because of a a failure in one of their systems. Many toilets have a flush assist system that’s designed to save water, but they can also cause your toilet to blow up. Particularly any systems installed or designed by Flushmate are at risk, as they have recalled nearly 2.3 million toilets with their Flushmate 3 pressure system.

Pressure is stored within the system and is meant to push water out of the tank, but all of the pressure can cause an explosion near the weld seal. Be particularly on the lookout for toilets from these brands: American Standard, Crane Plumbing, Eljer, Gerber, Mansfield, and Kohler.

How Can You Fix Your Toilet?

Firstly you need to check and see what kind of toilet you have. Lift the lid off of the tank and see if you can find a Flushmate logo or serial number on the flush assist system. You’ll then want to check the date and see if it’s between October 14th 1997 to February 29, 2008, these are the dates they have recalls issued for. You can contact Flushmate at 800-303-5123 to receive a free repair kit.

You should check all of your home’s toilets, and fast, you never know if you’re sitting on a ticking time bomb when you’re doing your business. If you’re having trouble figuring out if your toilet has a Flushmate in it then call on the help of a professional Carroll County, MD emergency plumbing company.

Work With an Experienced Carroll County Maryland Plumber

This isn’t your average plumbing problem, this is a plumbing emergency, and it needs to be treated as such. Many injuries have already been reported, and trust us, you don’t want to be picking bits of porcelain shrapnel out of your skin. This is serious business.

When you work with a trained Carroll County, MD emergency plumber, you’re making the right choice. Use your toilet in peace and ensure the safety of your family by giving Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating a call today. Our Carroll County, MD plumbers are available 24/7 to help with any plumbing or heating emergency you may have.

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