If you notice any strange noises or a smell coming from your toilet, it could be an indication of major underlying issues. 

Overflowing and leaking toilets not only cause water damage to your house but may also significantly increase your utility bills. Experts can help you determine the issue and fix it immediately to prevent it from worsening. 

If you want to get a clogged toilet fixed and are looking for professional plumbing services in Victoria, Drain Pro can help. We serve both commercial and residential clients. We also offer hot water tank and excavation services.

Common Signs of Toilet Plumbing Issues

Here we have listed a few toilet plumbing problems you shouldn’t ignore:

Clogged Toilet 

plumber in button up shirt and overalls fixing a toiletAlthough it may seem like a common issue that can be resolved with a plunger, constant clogging may indicate a bigger problem such as the accumulation of waste in your drainage pipes.

Flushing of toilet paper and sanitary pads down your toilet should be avoided as this can lead to further clogging. This may seem like a simple issue, but it can become a larger issue if ignored.

Sometimes, the age and condition of your plumbing can also cause concerns. Older pipes may not be made with the same quality of material as newer pipes and could lead to leaks or buildup. Most of the clogs occur in the trap area of the toilet. This may slow down or block the flush completely.

Running Toilet 

Running toilets are caused by several factors. 

The one thing that running toilets have in common no matter the cause is the impact that they make on your water bill. They can increase the cost of your water bill significantly and the only way to fix this problem is to have a professional plumber find the cause of the running and determine how to best fix it.

The cause of a running toilet can be almost anything such as an old flapper or overflow that was never repaired. If the water seeps around the flapper and into the bowl, the flapper might not be sealing properly. Another common cause can also be a leak in the fill valve. 

Such issues and any other cause of a running toilet should be looked at by an experienced plumber.

Cracked Tank Lid

tank of a toilet with a crack in itToilet tanks are made out of porcelain which can cause them to be quite fragile. 

Any damage to the tank can lead to serious issues. Cracks bring the possibility of a leak which could cause anywhere from mild water damage to flooring and drywall to more extensive damage to electrical outlets and wiring. It is important that damage to a tank lid be repaired or replaced immediately to prevent further damage to your home.

There are very few cases when a toilet tank lid can be repaired, often the lid will need to be fully replaced once damaged. 

Cracked Toilet Seat

lid of toilet with a crack in itEventually, most toilet seats do crack after some time and there are some important things to know when this happens. There is no way to fix a broken toilet seat; no matter what you do to try and fix it, it’s best to just install a new one.

Installing a new toilet seat is as simple as placing it in the correct position and tightening the nuts appropriately to prevent the seat from shifting. 

If you’re due for a routine inspection of your plumbing system, our professionals at Drain Pro would be more than happy to assist you in replacing a broken toilet seat while we inspect the rest of the system. 

Overflowing Toilet 

tools sitting on top of the lid to a toiletIf there is a serious clog in your drain pipes and the water is unable to push through, it may flood your bathroom. 

Even a small overflow can cause water damage to flooring, walls, and cabinets. Larger overflows and flooding can lead to more extensive damage such as damage to electric wiring and leak through the flooring, causing damage to the ceiling below.

Apart from leaving behind a bad odour and some minor to major damage to your home, this can also have serious health effects on you. If you don’t have a proper venting system in your house, you may notice air bubbles rising up your toilet bowl or the water level rising and falling continuously. 

You can use a plunger or toilet snake to get rid of the clog. If it doesn’t work, we recommend calling a plumber. They’ll be able to use the right tools and equipment to handle the situation swiftly.

Leaks at the Toilet Base

Water may sometimes seep out around the base of the toilet bowl and onto the floor to form a puddle. 

This is usually caused by problems with the wax ring that seals the base of the toilet to the drain opening. In order to replace the wax ring. the toilet has to be removed. 

This can be a health hazard as the water is dirty. It is better for you to not use the toilet until it is fixed. Experienced plumbers can easily fix this issue.

Our Experienced Plumbers are Here to Help

Whether you have a clogged toilet or require repair services in Victoria, get in touch with Drain Pro! We also provide sewage and drain cleaning services. 

If you want more information on toilet maintenance, read these plumbing tips from our experts.

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