Toilet Malfunctions That Need the Help of a Professional Plumber

The toilets in your bathrooms are the major source of indoor water use in your house—accounting for approximately 40% of annual household water bills. So, aside from their vital day-to-day functions, the toilets are also a major part of the freshwater plumbing for your house. This is why it’s important that they’re always in good working shape and that any malfunctions are repaired as soon as possible.

There are a few basic toilet issues that you can solve on your own, such as simple unclogging using a plunger and untying a tangled chain in the tank. But most plumbing problems with a toilet will require the attention of trained plumbers. Below are a few:

  • Leaks: A toilet can start to leak from a variety of places, such as the connection between the tank and the bowl, or from around the base. Worst of all are leaks coming from cracks along the porcelain of the bowl, a situation that usually requires replacing the entire bowl. Other leaks are easier to handle, as long as you call a plumber with the right knowledge and tools. And don’t delay: a leaking toilet will cause damage to the floor that can be very expensive to repair.
  • Constantly running: This is one of the more common problems with toilets, when they constantly run and refill the tank over and over, wasting immense amounts of water. There is a variety of reasons for this, such a trouble with the float assembly or the flapper. Let a plumber take a look and find out what is wrong.
  • Obstinate clogs: Many clogs will clear with the use of a plunger (you should have one handy at all times in the bathrooms). But if the clog won’t go away—or the clogs are happening repeatedly—you may have a deeper problem in the toilet’s plumbing that will require the service of a plumber.

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