October 2, 2011 6:14 PM Subscribe
How can I either simply fix my apartment's toilet or get maintenance to actually permanently fix it?
posted by shortyJBot to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been having issues with the toilet in my apartment for about 6 months. About twice a month, it will clog and overflow, and even if I plunge it and turn the water off and unclog it, it will overflow when I turn the water back on and flush it after it is unclogged. It is overflowing twice a month on average and it is super frustrating!
I don't use a lot of TP or anything, and sometimes this has happened with NO toilet paper in the toilet.
The flush in general is fairly weak, and the water does a thing where it goes down, then comes back up about 3/4 the way, then goes down again weaker almost every time it is flushed.
I've called maintenance about 6 times, and they replaced the parts in the top tank and usually just plunge it, but by the time they get here I have already unclogged and plunged it and they just plunge it again. They snaked it once, which resulted in a stronger flush for about 2 weeks.
I request them to snake it whenever this happens, but they never do. How can I get them to actually fix it? I know how to plunge a toilet!! If there is a simple fix I can do that is free, I'd be happy to try it myself.
I'm on the 2nd floor and there is no drainage issue with the shower or sink in the bathroom.