The first and most obvious toilet issue is a clog. If your toilet is overflowing, it’s most likely due to a blockage in the pipes. You can try using a plunger to clear the obstruction but be careful not to use too much force or you may damage the porcelain. If the plunger isn’t doing the trick, you may need to use a toilet auger or call in a professional plumber to help.
Weak Flush – Faulty Flapper Valve
Another common problem is a weak flush. If you have to flush multiple times to clear the bowl, or if the water level in the bowl is lower than normal, you might have a clog or a faulty flapper valve. Check the water level in the tank and adjust the float if it’s too low. If that doesn’t work, take a look inside the tank, and see if the flapper valve is closing properly. If it’s distorted or worn out, you’ll need to replace it.
Constantly Running Toilet
A third issue is a running or constantly refilling toilet. This can be caused by a leaky flapper valve, an improperly adjusted float, or a malfunctioning fill valve. The first step is to check the flapper valve and make sure it’s not stuck open or leaking. If that’s not the problem, adjust the float so that the water shuts off at the proper level. If the fill valve is faulty, you can try cleaning it or replacing it altogether.
A Noisy Toilet
A fourth and final problem is a noisy or vibrating toilet. If you hear a loud hissing sound after you flush, the fill valve may be running too long or there may be a leak. Check the water level in the tank and adjust the float as necessary. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to replace the fill valve. If your toilet is vibrating or wobbling, it’s probably due to a loose or poorly installed bolt or flange. Tighten the bolts or call a plumber if you’re unsure of what to do.
Contact Pacific Flood Restoration Today for Toilet Repair Help
By now, you should have a better understanding of common toilet problems and how to diagnose them. However, if you’re not comfortable tackling a plumbing issue on your own, don’t hesitate to call Pacific Flood Restoration for help. Our expert plumbers are available 24/7 to assist with any plumbing emergency, from clogs to leaks to full-blown floods. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch customer service and using the latest in plumbing technology to get the job done right the first time. Thanks for reading, and remember–when in doubt, call the pros at 760-815-3033!