The 3 Most Common Home Toilet Problems


It’s never fun to deal with a problem toilet in at home, whether it is a persistent clog or a slow draining toilet. The perceived cost of toilet repair is even less appealing.

It is not necessary to spend a lot of money to hire an expert to restore your toilet’s performance. This could save you hundreds of dollars a month on excessive water usage or repair costs later due to pipe damage.

This blog will address three of the most common problems with home toilets and provide the best possible solutions to restore your toilet’s performance.

Overflow, Blockage or Consistent Clogging

Overflowing toilet bowls are the most common toilet problems. They usually result from a blockage in the waste pipe. You can usually remove clogs using a plunger or dish soap, but you should call a plumber if the clogs persist or are not removed by conventional methods.

Even worse, your pipes themselves may be failing. your pipes may be failing.

A Tank That Runs Continuously

A constantly running tank is the second most common toilet issue that homeowners face every day. Running tanks is a wasteful and frustrating occurrence. They cost homeowners in the U.S. hundreds per year.

This waste can result in thousands of gallons being wasted every month. This waste can have a significant impact on your monthly bill. It may even double or triple what you pay.

If you want to test whether your running tank has a leak due to a bad flapper seal, just push the flapper down and listen to see if running water stops. If the water stops, it’s a partially loose seal. This issue can be resolved easily.

Start by replacing the flapper on your toilet. A poor seal will cause water to leak into your bowl and waste many gallons until it is fixed. Flapper valves can be purchased at any local hardware or home improvement store for a very low price. They are also easy to install.

It’s best to call a local plumber to assess your unit if the sound of water running does not stop when you press on your tank flapper. A DIY fix could make the situation worse or damage your toilet. Calling a professional plumber is always advisable when you need to fix your plumbing.

Partial or Slow Flushing

Some of these issues can be resolved by yourself with some toilet repair knowledge, while others require the assistance of a plumbing professional.

Partially flushing the toilet is often the result of a faulty or over-saturated flapper valve. Over-saturated flapper valves close prematurely over the water pipe, preventing flow into your bowl. It’s time to replace the valve if it closes prematurely before 80% of water from your tank has been flushed into your bowl.

If your toilet flushes slowly and not partially, the problem may be much more serious. Slow flushing is usually an indication of obstruction or clogging in your plumbing. Fill your toilet bowl up with five gallons of water, and flush it as fast as you can. Your pipes will probably be fine if you use more force. If your flush is still slow and sluggish then there’s a clog in your plumbing.

It’s crucial to act quickly when professional repair is needed, whether it be in these situations or others. This can end up costing more than you need to or causing further damage to the plumbing in your home. Calling a professional plumber for an evaluation and repair of your broken, clogged, or poorly performing toilet could save you hundreds on water bills or future repair costs.

This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for a Plumber in Sarasota FL then look no further because we got you covered!

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