When Should You Call Your Plumber for Toilet Repairs?

September 24, 2019

For many homeowners, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. Therefore, it’s inevitable that the toilet is going to break every once in a while. It can be a large inconvenience to have your toilet break, especially if it’s the only one in your home, but luckily most toilet problems are easily fixed at home. However, sometimes your toilet may need professional toilet repair in order to detect and avoid larger plumbing problems throughout your home. Here are some instances when it’s recommended that you call a plumber for your toilet repair.

Water Around the Toilet Base

Leaking toilets are never a good sign. If you notice water accumulating around the base of your toilet, this could be an indicator of a worn wax seal around the toilet’s base. If you have this problem, dry the area with towels and wait a couple of hours to see if the area becomes wet again. If so, you likely need a new wax ring. This can only be performed by an experienced plumber, so be sure to call the experts at ProFlo when you notice a leaking toilet. 

Slow Tank Refill

Toilet tanks that are slow to refill could have a broken flush valve or leaking flapper. If you remove the tank lid and flush the toilet, you can see the flush valve operating. If it’s noticeably sticking or if you hear trickling water, you most likely need a new flush valve. You may also see water leaking through the flapper, which makes your tank extremely slow to fill. In order to fix this leak, a professional is required to repair the seal. If you experience either of these problems, it’s time to call a plumber to resolve the issue.

Constant Running Water

Many homeowners find that their toilets run constantly or for longer than they should. While this is usually due to an easily fixable problem, some problems may require a professional plumber. If you can hear a faint trickle of water while your toilet is running, you may have a broken seal between the ball cock and float mount arm. When this seal is broken, it causes the tank water to run endlessly. If you identify this as the likely source of your problem, call an expert at ProFlo to replace the rubber diaphragm seal.

Stubborn Clogs

Toilet clogs are a common occurrence, and the vast majority of them can be easily fixed by using a toilet plunger at home. However, sometimes that are severe issues deep within the drain line that require a professional plumber to adequately fix. If you have tried using a plunger for your toilet clog and you can’t unblock it, it’s highly suggested that you then call a plumber. Chemical products, at-home drain snakes, and other amateur repair methods could further damage your plumbing and cause additional problems. Call an expert plumber at ProFlo to have your toilet repaired and unclogged without any risk of further damage. 

Whether you have a leaking toilet, a clogged toilet, or an entirely unidentifiable problem, the plumbing experts here at ProFlo can help you with any type of toilet repair. It’s always safer to rely on trusted professionals than to risk further damage to your home by trying to perform repairs yourself. Our 24/7 emergency response service guarantees that your bathroom will be back in working order in no time. To get started with a free quote today, give us a call at (951) 694-1300.

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