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Toilet Plumbing Specialists in Oregon | Modern Plumbing Since 1959

Date Posted: December 18, 2023 1:56 am

Toilet Plumbing Specialists in Oregon | Modern Plumbing Since 1959

Toilet plumbing is a crucial part of every household as it involves the installation, maintenance, and repair of toilets. A functional toilet is essential for any home, and any plumbing issues can cause inconvenience and discomfort. Understanding the basics of toilet plumbing can help you identify and fix common issues and prevent them from occurring in the future.

At Modern Plumbing, we don’t just fix pipes; we bring assurance and comfort back to your living spaces. With a team of seasoned experts, state-of-the-art tools, and a commitment to excellence, we ensure every drip and drop in your home works in perfect harmony. From the gentle hum of your water heater to the reliable flush of your toilet, we’re here to enhance and protect your daily water experiences.

So, whether you’re facing an urgent plumbing crisis or planning a future project, let’s chat. We’re here to share our expertise and help make your plumbing experience as smooth as possible.

Key Takeaways

  • Toilet plumbing issues are common and can be easily fixed with proper tools and techniques.
  • Regular maintenance and proper use of the toilet can help prevent plumbing issues from occurring.
  • If DIY solutions do not solve the problem, it is best to call a professional plumber to avoid further damage and ensure proper repairs.

What Are the Different Types of Toilets?

The different types of toilets include:

  • Gravity-feed toilets: The most common type, which uses gravity to flush waste.
  • Pressure-assisted toilets: These toilets use compressed air to force water into the bowl, making them suitable for public restrooms.
  • Dual-flush toilets: These toilets provide options for flushing liquid or solid waste, promoting water conservation.
  • One-piece and two-piece toilets: These types of toilets differ in construction, installation, and maintenance requirements.

How Does a Toilet Work?

  • The flush handle is pressed, lifting the flapper valve and allowing water to flow from the tank into the toilet bowl.
  • This sudden flow of water creates a siphon effect, pulling the waste and water from the bowl into the drainpipe.
  • As the tank empties, the flapper valve settles back into place, stopping the water flow and allowing the tank to refill.
  • Once the tank is refilled, the toilet is ready for the next flush.

Fun fact: did you know that the average person spends approximately 3 years of their life sitting on the toilet? 

Common toilet plumbing issues:

Clogs: Perhaps the most frequent issue, clogs can occur from an accumulation of toilet paper, non-flushable items, or other debris.

Running Toilets: A toilet that constantly runs can waste a lot of water and often indicates an issue with the flapper valve or other internal components.

Leaks: Leaks around the base of the toilet or in the tank can lead to water damage and increased water bills.

Weak Flush: A weak or sluggish flush might be due to a partial clog or problems with the tank’s mechanics.

Overflowing: Toilets can overflow due to clogs or a malfunctioning float mechanism.

Noisy Toilet: Strange noises post-flushing can indicate a variety of issues, including problems with the fill valve.

Our plumbing Services

Toilet Installation

Modern Plumbing provides expert toilet installation services. This includes the installation of various types of toilets and bidets, ensuring they are properly connected to the plumbing system. Their technicians are equipped with the knowledge and tools to handle modern toilet fixtures, guaranteeing efficient and reliable installations.

Residential Plumbing

This service covers all aspects of plumbing in a residential setting, with a focus on common household plumbing issues, including toilet repairs, leak detection, and resolving clogs. Their team is skilled in addressing the unique plumbing needs of homes, ensuring a comfortable and functional living environment.

Commercial Plumbing

Commercial plumbing services cater to businesses and commercial properties. This includes managing larger-scale plumbing systems and addressing issues specific to commercial toilets and plumbing systems. Modern Plumbing’s team is experienced in handling the rigorous demands of commercial plumbing, ensuring minimal disruption to business operations.

Each service is tailored to meet the specific needs of different settings, whether it’s a home or a business, ensuring high-quality and efficient plumbing solutions. These services highlight Modern Plumbing’s commitment to providing comprehensive, reliable, and expert plumbing services.

Why choose Modern plumbing?

Specialized Plumbing Solutions at Modern Plumbing

Backflow Devices:

 Installation and maintenance of backflow devices like Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) valves. These devices are crucial for preventing the contamination of potable water, ensuring that polluted water does not flow backward into clean water lines due to pressure failures.

Water Heater Services:

This encompasses both repair and installation of water heaters. Modern Plumbing handles various types of water heater systems for both residential and commercial properties, ensuring the convenience of hot water with their expertise.

Repiping Services:

 Modern Plumbing offers comprehensive repiping services for both residential and commercial properties. This involves replacing old and worn-out pipes with new ones, ensuring the plumbing system is safe, efficient, and up-to-date.

These specialized services are designed to address specific and often complex plumbing needs, demonstrating Modern Plumbing’s expertise and commitment to providing high-quality, reliable solutions

Why choose Modern plumbing?

As a team at Modern Plumbing, we take pride in our:

Long-Standing Expertise:

Our journey since 1959 has equipped us with unparalleled experience and a deep understanding of the plumbing industry, allowing us to offer superior service.

Broad Service Area:

 We serve a wide region, including the greater Portland area, Eugene, the Oregon Coast, ensuring that we are available to a large community of customers.

Diverse Service Capability:

Our expertise encompasses residential, commercial, and new construction plumbing. This versatility enables us to adeptly manage a wide array of plumbing needs, offering comprehensive solutions to all our clients.

Flush Away Your Plumbing Fears

Picture this: It’s another busy morning, and suddenly your toilet betrays you. Water everywhere, plans ruined, stress levels soaring. It’s not just a toilet problem; it’s a day disruptor. That’s where we, Modern Plumbing, step in.

 With decades of tackling the trickiest toilet tantrums, we’re not just plumbers; we’re your day-savers in Oregon.

But why stop at the toilet? From kitchen sink issues to full-scale commercial plumbing projects, we’ve seen and solved it all. Don’t let a dripping faucet or a cold shower ruin your routine.

And for those unexpected emergencies, remember, we’re just a call away. For every drip, gush, or clog, we’re your go-to fixers.

Ready for a plumbing peace of mind? Call Modern Plumbing now – where emergencies meet expertise and tranquility returns to your home.



Why does my toilet keep running?

This is often due to a faulty flapper valve or an issue with the float mechanism. These parts can deteriorate or become misaligned, causing water to continue flowing into the bowl.

What should I do if my toilet is clogged?

For minor clogs, a plunger can often resolve the issue. If the clog persists, it may require a plumber’s auger (snake) to clear the obstruction, especially if it’s deep in the pipes.

Can I fix a leaky toilet by myself?

Some leaks, especially those at the base or in the tank, can be fixed with DIY methods, like tightening bolts or replacing the wax ring. However, if the leak persists, it’s advisable to consult a professional.

What causes a weak flush in my toilet?

A weak flush could be due to a blockage in the toilet’s internal trap or vent pipes, low water level in the tank, or clogged rim jets.

Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners for toilet clogs?

It’s generally recommended to avoid using chemical drain cleaners for toilets as they can damage the plumbing and aren’t always effective on typical toilet clogs. Physical removal of the clog is usually safer and more effective.