Common Signs that You Need Toilet Repair

Common Signs that You Need Toilet Repair


Problems with a toilet can cause major disruptions with the entire household, especially if there's only one bathroom in the home. As soon as you notice an issue with your toilet, it'll be best to have an experienced plumber come and take a look. By acting quickly, you can potentially prevent the problem from worsening and becoming more costly to address. At Champion Plumbing, our crew can expertly pinpoint toilet problems and then provide top-quality repairs. Give us a call if you notice any of the following indications that you need toilet repair.

What are common signs of a faulty toilet?

Weak flushing suggests that there's a clog in the toilet trap, though there's also the possibility that you have a clog in the sewer pipe or vent pipe. A malfunctioning flushing mechanism can also cause weak flushing. Another potential cause of weak flushing is a significant accumulation of minerals along the toilet's rim. In the event that your tank or bowl isn't refilling like it should, then you may have a faulty fill valve. And if your toilet continuously runs, then it could be time for a flapper valve adjustment or flapper replacement.

If water is accumulating around your toilet's base, then you could have a leaky seal. To resolve this issue, you can try to just tighten the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor. If that doesn't do the trick, then you might need a new wax ring that thoroughly seals the connection between the toilet and drain pipe.

If your toilet has widespread rust/corrosion, then you might have to get a new one. In instances where the rust is only affecting a small area of the toilet, there's a chance that just that part will need to be replaced. But if the rust is pervasive, then it's likely time to replace your toilet. Another sign that you need a new toilet is if the bowl has big cracks in it. If the cracks are smaller than 1/16", then there's a chance they can be fixed with plumber's epoxy. But larger cracks tend to necessitate toilet replacement.

Toilet Repair in San Antonio, TX

When you need a plumber in San Antonio, contact Champion Plumbing at (210) 405-5373. Our local plumbing company can take care of any of your residential or commercial plumbing needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Champion Plumbing Blog
Posted: September 06, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ