How To Repair A Chipped Toilet Bowl
Chipped toilet bowls can be a real eyesore. Not to mention, they can be a pain to clean. Before you go out and buy a new one, consider repairing the chip. Bringing in a professional to repair a chipped toilet bowl is prudent for a number of reasons, whether it be a ceramic or porcelain toilet bowl.
Why choose ceramic?
When most people think about toilets, the first thing that comes to mind is the bowl. This is where everything happens and it’s important to have a good one. There are many different types of bowls on the market, but ceramic bowls are always a good option. Here’s why:
1. Ceramic is durable.
Ceramic is one of the most durable materials on the market. It doesn’t chip or scratch easily, making it a good choice for a toilet bowl. Other materials, such as plastic, can easily chip and become stained over time.
2. Ceramic is easy to clean.
Ceramic is also very easy to clean. Unlike some other materials, it doesn’t hold onto dirt and grime, so it doesn’t require a lot of scrubbing to get it looking new again. All you need is a little bit of hot water and soap and you’re good to go!
3. Ceramic is sanitary.
Finally, ceramic is also very sanitary. It doesn’t harbour bacteria like some other materials can, so it’s a great choice for people who are concerned about germs and bacteria.
Why choose porcelain?
There are many advantages to having a porcelain toilet bowl in your home. Here are some of the most important reasons why you should consider upgrading to this type of bowl:
- Porcelain is incredibly durable and resistant to scratches and stains, making it a good choice for a high-traffic bathroom.
- Porcelain is also very easy to clean – a quick wipe down with a damp cloth will take care of any dirt or debris.
- Unlike some other materials, porcelain does not harbour bacteria, making it a safer option for people with allergies or sensitivities.
- Finally, porcelain is a very attractive material that can add an elegant touch to any bathroom décor.
Why bring in a professional to repair chipped toilet bowl?
You may be asking yourself, “do I really need to repair my chipped toilet bowl?” And the answer is yes!
Here are four reasons why it’s important to get a professional to repair your chipped toilet bowl:
- It’s not safe to leave a chip in your toilet bowl. A chip in your toilet bowl can cause it to break or crack, which could lead to water spilling all over your bathroom floor.
- A chipped toilet bowl can lead to decreased efficiency. A chip in your toilet bowl can cause water to splash out and onto the floor, which can decrease the efficiency of your toilet.
- It’s unsanitary to have a chipped toilet bowl. A chipped toilet bowl can harbour bacteria and other germs, which can make your bathroom unhygienic.
- It’s bad for the environment to have a chipped toilet bowl. A chipped toilet bowl can waste water and increase your water bill.
So if you’ve got a chip in your toilet bowl, don’t hesitate to call a professional to repair it!
What are the common causes of damage?
When it comes to chips in your toilet bowl, there can be many culprits. But some are more common than others. Here are the four most common causes of chips in your toilet bowl:
- Poor installation or maintenance of the toilet. This is the number one cause of chips in toilet bowls. A poorly installed or maintained toilet can easily chip the porcelain or ceramic on the bowl.
- Chips from other objects in the bathroom. If you have any other hard objects in your bathroom – such as a soap dish or a toothbrush holder – they can cause chips to the surface of your toilet bowl if dropped as well.
- Hard water deposits. If your home has hard water, it can leave deposits on your toilet bowl that can easily chip away at the surface.
- Age and wear and tear. Over time, your toilet bowl can start to show signs of age and wear and tear, which can lead to chips in the porcelain or ceramic.
How is a chipped toilet bowl repaired?
Do you have a chip in your toilet bowl? If so, you’re not alone. Chips are one of the most common causes of toilet bowls defects, and they can be a real pain to repair.
Fortunately, there are a few ways we can repair a chipped toilet bowl. The easiest way is to use epoxy. We can apply epoxy to the chip, and after it has been allowed to dry for 24 hours, will restore any small chips to the bowl’s surface.
Another option is to use a resin adhesive. This adhesive is a little more difficult to work with than epoxy, but it’s also more durable. Firstly, we clean the area where the chip is located with acetone or alcohol. Then, mix the adhesive and apply it to the chip. For optimum results, let it dry for 24 hours.
No matter which method is required, make sure you allow enough time for the adhesive or epoxy to dry completely before using your toilet bowl again. Otherwise, you could end up with another chip in no time!
How can I maintain my toilet bowl after a chip repair?
The chipped toilet bowl is an eyesore. It can also be a health hazard if not fixed. Here are some tips to maintain and prevent further chips from occurring on your toilet bowl:
- Use a gentle cleaner and a soft cloth to clean your toilet bowl regularly.
- Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your toilet bowl.
- Rinse off any cleaning products thoroughly before using your toilet bowl.
- Avoid dropping hard or sharp objects into your toilet bowl.
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