Polishing the Porcelain Throne: Signs You Need to Repair Your Toilet


Did you know that the bathroom is one of the most accident-prone rooms in your house? Over 234,094 nonfatal bathroom injuries were reported in the U.S in 2011, some of which were caused by leaking pipes. A broken toilet is another cause of these injuries as many people fail to repair toilet-related issues.

At times you can get a new toilet or try to fix it with a toilet repair kit, but how can you tell when you should do it? That’s what we will discuss today.

Continuous Clogging Several Times a Week

Nothing is worse than not being able to flush your toilet because it’s constantly getting clogged. Of course, if this problem only happens once every few weeks, you don’t need a toilet replacement. If toilet clogging occurs several times a week, you may need to contact some plumbers.

A severe blockage in your plumbing may cause the problem and cannot be fixed with a plunger.

More Than One Flush

If your toilet needs more than one flush to get the job done, then you may need a toilet repair. Fortunately, fixing it can be easy, as the issue lies in the mechanism that flushes the water down the pipe. You can get a toilet repair kit that comes with a new flush valve and replace it yourself.

Of course, if this issue persists, you may need a new toilet as it may be a problem with the fill valve.

Toilet Leaking From the Sides

A broken toilet seal can cause water to leak from the base, and luckily you can replace the seal without the need for a plumber. If the leak is coming from the bowl, then there may be a crack somewhere on it. The bad news is that you’ll need to get a new toilet as there is no repair for a cracked bowl.

Be sure to contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak. As mentioned before, it can cause serious injuries if left unchecked.

Metal Parts Are Rusted

Rusted metal parts are another sign that people ignore when thinking about toilet repair. If you notice some rust forming already on the metal parts, be sure to have them changed. If you would ignore this sign, then odds are you’ll have to get a toilet replacement.

Fortunately, toilet repair parts are inexpensive and easy to change. Of course, sometimes rusted metal parts are difficult to remove, so consider having a professional plumber help you out.

Repair Toilet-Related Issues Promptly

Your home’s toilet should always be in tip-top shape, as a broken toilet will cause several problems. Repair toilet-related issues as soon as you notice them in order to avoid having a toilet replacement. Don’t forget to contact a plumber if you cannot fix the problem, as they’ll be able to repair it in no time!

Have you ever had toilet-related issues? Let us know how you solved it down in the comment section. Don’t forget to check out our other home improvement posts!

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