common toilet problems

Every house has its own unique, tricky bathroom. Whether you have a toilet that is hard to unclog or one that clogs easily, there are some things you can do to make sure your toilet is working well and not causing problems. With this in mind, today we’re going to talk about common toilet problems and how to fix them.

Clogged toilet

If you’re experiencing problems with your toilet, don’t wait – take action right away.A clogged toilet is always a plumbing emergency. If the toilet isn’t cleared in a timely manner, it can result in costly damage to the property and sewer backup. 

 Here are some tips to help you deal with a clogged toilet:

 1. Clear the water line by using a plunger or bucket, put the plunger over the drain and push and pull the handle to dislodge the obstruction. If that doesn’t work, you might have to use a bucket or a snake

 2. Remove any large objects that may be obstructing the drain, such as toys, towels, or rugs. 

3. Clear the area around the toilet of any debris using a vacuum cleaner or broom. 

4. Open the water closet’s flapper and pour a cup of vinegar down the drain. close all flappers and flush the toilet three times with full water to clear out the vinegar. 

5. Call a plumber if the problem continues

Toilet Leaks

If you’re noticing water spilling out of your toilet more often, there may be a leak. Leaky toilets can lead to a number of problems, including expensive repair bills and uncomfortable wet floors. 

Here are the three most common causes of toilet leaks and how to fix them: 

1. Bad valves – If the valve that controls the water flow into and out of the toilet is defective or not installed properly, water can seep past the valve and cause a leak. To fix this type of leak, you’ll need to replace the valve. 

2. Gaskets – If there’s a hole or crack in the gasket that seals the toilet tank to the bowl, water can enter the tank and cause a leak. To fix this type of leak, you’ll need to replace the gasket. 

3. Hoses – If the hoses connecting the toilet to the water supply are old or corroded, they can break and cause a leak. In order to fix this type of leak, you’ll need to replace both the hose and the connector pipe.

4) Check the level of water in the tank. A full tank means there is no leak.

Toilet does not fill/ bowl water level drop

A toilet does not fill or bowl water level drop due to a clogged sewer line. This can be caused by many things such as tree roots, grease buildup, and debris. If the problem is not addressed, it can lead to expensive repairs. Filling a float with a bucket or using a plunger can clear the obstruction, but if that doesn’t work, then a plumber will have to be called in.

Damaged fill tube

The fill tube connects the tank to the bowl and is susceptible to damage from plunging toilets, overflowing toilets, and powerful streams of water. If the fill tube is damaged, water will not flow into the tank and the toilet will not flush. To check if the fill tube is damaged, turn off the water supply to the toilet and remove the fill valve. If water flows into the tank when the Fill valve is removed, it is likely that the fill tube has been damaged. If you are unable to repair the fill tube, you may need to replace it.

Cracked toilet bowl

A cracked bowl can cause water to leak out and cause all kinds of problems. It can also lead to toilets being unflushable, which can be a huge inconvenience. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, it’s definitely worth checking to see if there is a crack in your bowl.

Faulty vent

If your toilet is not filling up and the water level in the bowl is dropping, you may need to replace the vent. You can do this by removing the cover on the front of the toilet, unscrewing the vent cover, and removing it. Once you have replaced the vent, screw it back on and reinstall the cover.

Damaged fill valve

A toilet can stop filling or the water level in the bowl can drop if there is a damaged fill valve. Fill valves are small devices that control how much water comes into the toilet tank. They are usually located on the side of the tank near the handle. When the valve becomes damaged, water leaks into the tank from other parts of the valve. This causes the tank to fill up slowly and eventually the water level in the bowl drops. You can fix a damaged fill valve by replacing it with a new one.

Whistling tank on flushing

There are many possible causes of the whistling toilet, but the most likely one is that the water pressure in the pipes has decreased. When this happens, the toilet can’t create enough pressure to flush properly, which causes it to whistle. You can try to fix the problem by increasing the water pressure in the pipes, or by replacing the pipes altogether.

 Toilet rocks to and fro

There could be a couple of reasons why your toilet rocks back and forth. Maybe the ballcock is not seated properly or the flange that attaches the tank to the bowl is loose. In either case, you’ll need to take action to correct the problem. If the ballcock is not seated properly, use a plunger to push it up into the pipe until it clicks into place. To loosen the flange, use a wrench to turn it slightly counterclockwise. Once you’ve fixed the issue, make sure that you flush and wait for the water to run before using the toilet again.

Toilet refills on its own

When your toilet is making a noise when it’s not in use, there’s a good chance that the flapper is worn or faulty. A worn or faulty flapper can cause the toilet to make noise when it’s not trying to flush. This is because the water doesn’t have enough pressure to push the waste down the drain. If you notice that your toilet is making a lot of noise, it might be a good idea to replace the flapper.

Bubbling toilet problem

A toilet can gurgle for a variety of reasons. One common cause is when the seal between the bowl and the tank is not tight enough. This can allow water to seep into the bowl and cause it to gurgle. In addition, if the flange that connects the bowl to the tank is worn or damaged, it can also cause a toilet to gurgle. Finally, if there is debris or other material in the toilet tank, it can also cause a gurgle.

Get professional  help

If you’re experiencing problems with your toilet, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to fix it yourself. While some repairs are easy enough for even a beginner plumber, others may require the help of a professional.

Plumber To Your Door is a family owned plumbing company in Toronto that specializes in toilet repair and replacement services. We know the ins and outs of toilets, and we’ll be happy to help you get your bathroom back up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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