Common Toilet Problems | Cambridge Plumbers

June 22, 2018

If your toilet is malfunctioning, it can be very inconvenient and frustrating. Particularly in single bathroom homes or apartments, having a toilet malfunction is stressful. Our team provides efficient toilet repair and replacement services for our customers. When a toilet malfunctions, we will work quickly to provide a solution so you can get your life back on track.

Common Toilet Problems Include:

1. Clogged Toilet

A clogged toilet can be caused by various factors. Debris in the pipe may build up and block the flow of water, or a clog in the main sewer line may cause a problem. If your toilet fills up with water and overflows when you flush, it may be that there is an issue further down in the pipes. While it may be possible to use a plunger for minor clogs, this is not always effective. Using a plumbing augur (also called a plumbing snake) is also a common do-it-yourself solution to a clogged toilet. However, this may cause damage to the pipes if not done properly. If your toilet is backed up, it is important to call our professional plumbers to identify and fix the issue.

2. Constantly Running Toilet

Another common problem is a constantly running toilet. After you flush, if the toilet continues to run for minutes or hours, it is a clear sign of a problem. The overflow tube may be corroded, or the flush valve assembly or flapper valve may be broken or worn down. If this happens, it could waste up to 200 gallons of water each day. That is why it is important to hire experienced plumbers to fix your toilet and take care of the problem.

3. Leaking Toilet

In some cases, your toilet may develop a leak. This may be caused by a worn out flapper valve, faulty or misaligned float, or leaking supply line. If you notice water pooling on the floor around your toilet, it is important to get professional plumbing services as soon as possible to prevent water damage, mold, and high water bills.

At Winters® Home Services, we provide exceptional toilet repair and replacement services to homeowners. If your toilet is leaking, running constantly, or clogged, our Boston plumbers will take care of the problem in a timely manner. Call our office today at 617-221-5899 to request an appointment.