Most toilet issues are quite simple to fix for the experts at Green’s Plumbing. However, if your toilet is particularly old or needs more frequent and costly repairs, you might need to consider upgrading to a new one. Current toilet models are generally more efficient, and come in a wide range of price options.
Common Toilet Problems
While there are many things that could go wrong with a toilet, most fall into one of the following categories:
Weak Flush – A weak flush often means that the water level in your toilet is not getting high enough to allow for an effective flush. Usually, one or more functional parts of your toilet need to be recalibrated or replaced. These components typically include the refill valve and flapper.
Overflow Issues – A toilet may overflow for one of two reasons. The flapper valve may not seal properly. In this case, too much water flows into the bowl, causing an overflow. Another cause could be if the ball float or refill valve fails, so the refill valve doesn’t close after the flush. In this case water would continue to pour into the toilet from the main line.
Constant Running -A continuously running toilet is usually a result of a problem with the flapper valve. When this occurs, water will continuously flow in to fill the tank as usable water drains away.
Leaking – Leaking in or around your toilet requires a careful inspection to find the cause. It could be as simple as a seal that needs to be replaced or perhaps that a nut or bolt is loose. Or, a more significant structural issue could be the cause.