Common Toilet Problems and How to Fix Them

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Common Toilet Problems and How to Fix Them

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Do you need a Plano plumber but don’t want to hire one unless it is absolutely necessary?

When your toilet is giving you trouble, it can feel overwhelming but sometimes comes with a simple solution.

If you’re up for the challenge and ready to tackle your household repairs, we have some quick tips to diagnose and repair some typical toilet issues on your own.

Read on to learn more or simply give our Plano plumbers a call today!

1) Your Toilet Bowl Constantly Fills With Water

Do you hear water running into your toilet? The flapper or flapper seat is nearly always to blame when your toilet isn’t flushing or only flushes occasionally. Sometimes it’s also the reason your toilet flushes occasionally, even if no one has used it recently. Drain the toilet tank and adjust the flapper and flapper seat. Replacing the flapper usually makes the issue go away.

2) Water Is Trickling Into the Toilet Tank

Do you hear sounds of water running but nothing is flowing into the toilet bowl? There’s a high chance that water from your supply line is trickling into the toilet tank. It can sound more like hissing than the usual water noises.

First, check the float in your toilet. Next, you may need to adjust the float until it’s functioning properly or not not calibrated correctly. It may also need to be changed altogether. If this doesn’t resolve the problem with your toilet, check the connection between the refill tube and the overflow tube. No more than 14″ of the overflow tube’s rim should be below the refill tube. You’ll need to replace the ballcock assembly if the issue doesn’t go away.

3) The Toilet Keeps Overflowing

A flooded bathroom makes a big mess and can feel difficult to resolve. It’s possible you have a clog in the water line and your toilet keeps filling up and won’t stop, leading to a flooded bathroom. First, turn off the toilet’s water supply.

You still need to unblock the toilet, starting with a plunger. You can also purchase a toilet auger from your neighborhood hardware shop if that doesn’t work. Don’t leave an obstruction for too long. If you can’t resolve the problem, it’s time to call an experienced plumber.

4) The Toilet Isn’t Flushing Properly

If your toilet won’t flush, try adjusting the handle by wiggling or releasing it from a stuck position. You can also inspect the flush lever lift arm within the tank and make any necessary adjustments or replacements. Verify that the flapper is operating as intended and that the lift chain is securely fastened.

Get Help from the Plano Plumbing Pros

Don’t wait until your plumbing issue turns into a major problem and you need to call a Plano emergency plumber! (If you need one though, you can call us at DNA Plumbing!) But you can also call us for any kind of toilet issue you’re having. Whether it’s a stubborn clog, something you don’t feel confident tackling on your own or if the issue simply becomes too large for you to handle.

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