Common Toilet Problems

Common Toilet Problems 

Toilets are an essential part of our everyday lives as they play an integral role in maintaining our health. Unfortunately, this plumbing fixture doesn’t always function as it should, leading to an increase in water bills, structural damage, and more. Learn about some of the most common toilet problems and what to do in the event that they occur with the plumbing experts at Stephens. 

Running Toilet

A common toilet problem many homeowners experience is a running toilet. If a toilet is running without even being in use, this signifies that there is a problem. A running toilet can waste gallons of water and can cause higher monthly water bills. What are the causes of a running toilet? The culprits may include a worn-out flapper, leaking flush valve, or a faulty fill valve. 

Toilet Won’t Flush

If your toilet isn’t flushing, there could be several reasons why. A common reason is that there is a clog. Toilets often become clogged when items that do not belong in them are flushed, including tissues, paper towels, wipes, and feminine hygiene products. Excessive use of toilet paper can also lead to a major clog. Other explanations for why a toilet won’t flush include a lack of enough water in the tank, a damaged flapper, or a broken lift chain. 

Leaking Toilet

Unfortunately, toilets can leak and cause damage to your bathroom if not resolved in a timely manner. A leaky toilet can occur due to a worn-out flapper, damaged seal, crack on the tank or bowl, damaged pipes, and more.

Overflowing Toilet

Lastly, an overflowing toilet is another common type of issue many have to deal with. Causes of an overflowing toilet include an improperly adjusted float, a clog, or a blocked vent pipe. If you own a low-flow toilet, you experience overflowing as they sometimes have a more difficult time flushing down waste. 

Contact Stephens for All Your Toilet Problems and Bathroom Plumbing Needs

If you are faced with one of the aforementioned plumbing issues or need help identifying the problem, contact Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Attempting to fix your toilet on your own may cause further damage or make matters worse. Luckily, the plumbers at Stephens are seasoned professionals who can help with anything from repairs, replacement, and installation. You can rely on us to make sure everything is set up and working properly and efficiently in order to help prevent issues from occurring down the road. 
We understand how important it is to have a functional bathroom space as it is where we typically begin and end each day. In addition to our toilet repair, replacement, and installation services, we also are happy to offer our clients a number of other bathroom plumbing services, including sink, faucet, shower, and bathtub repair, replacement, and installation. At Stephens there’s nothing we love more than helping local homeowners with what we do best! No matter what your bathroom plumbing needs are, our team is ready to provide quality service and we would be honored to serve you. To schedule an appointment with us, please call or fill out the contact form on our website.