Toilet Problems

The Top Signs There's Something Wrong with Your Toilet

There are few components of your bathroom, plumbing system, or property at large more important than the toilet. But despite how essential this appliance is for daily life, we still often forget to have it serviced. When our toilets are working well, we don’t even think about them—yet when something goes wrong, it can quickly turn into an emergency. Keep reading for the top seven signs something is wrong with your toilet, and make sure to contact Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating for all your toilet repair and installation needs.

The Top 7 Signs There's Something Wrong with Your Toilet Are:

  1. Your toilet frequently clogs: A toilet that clogs more than once in the course of a week is a surefire sign you’ve got a problem on your hands. It’s possible there’s an issue with the actual flushing components, or that there’s a blockage deeper in your plumbing.
  2. Your toilet has trouble flushing: A toilet that only flushes a little or not at all is the prime indicator of problems with the flushing mechanism. Chances are you will need to call a plumber to replace the appropriate parts if this is happening in your home.
  3. Your toilet has trouble refilling: If either your toilet tank or bowl has trouble refilling after you flush it, then you’re probably dealing with a valve malfunction, and will have to call a plumber for the necessary replacements.
  4. Your toilet runs constantly: Toilets that run all the time, even when they haven’t just been flushed recently, can be more than a minor nuisance. A toilet that frequently runs often has a flapper that is not closing properly. While replacing a flapper is easy enough to do on your own, it may still be worth calling a professional plumber for an inspection, as that running sound can indicate other problems that will force you to install a new toilet entirely.
  5. Your toilet is visibly cracked or damaged: Physical cracks and damage in your toilet’s porcelain can lead to leaks, so you should call a plumber to repair or replace the unit immediately.
  6. There Is water around the base of your toilet: Another obvious sign of a leak is standing water around the base of your toilet. This usually indicates that the leak is coming from the seal, which will need to be replaced.
  7. There is rust and corrosion around your toilet: If the metal parts of your toilet are rusted or corroded, you may be dealing with leaks or other toilet problems. At the very least, you will likely have to replace the parts that are rusted.

For more information about toilet problems or other issues, call Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating at (972) 362-9797, or click here to schedule service online.