Common Toilet Problems

While the toilet might not be the most glamorous part of your home, it is undoubtedly one of the most important. It is one of those things that we tend to not appreciate until we have to go without it. When your toilet doesn’t work it can throw your entire household off, not to mention the havoc it can bring when it malfunctions while you have guests.

Here are some of the more common types of toilet issues and when it’s time to call a professional plumber:


This is probably one of the most common causes of toilet issues in the home.  If your toilet is severely clogged, or is constantly clogging, it is probably time to call a professional. To prevent clogs make sure your family doesn’t flush anything other than waste and toilet paper.


A leaky toilet can make a huge mess, and cause some serious water damage to your home, if left untreated. If you have a leaky toilet and are unsure of what to do, a professional plumber can determine if the problem requires a repair or a replacement.

Constantly Running

If you have a toilet that is constantly running, you might as well be flushing money down the drain. Sometimes it can be as simple as a chain getting stuck after a flush, but a toilet that just won’t stop running requires the help of a skilled plumbing professional.

Hard To Flush

If you are saying a little prayer each time you flush because it takes a few flushes to get a single sheet of toilet paper down, your toilet is not running efficiently. A professional can figure out if the problem is with your pipes or the toilet itself.

Phantom Flushes

Sometimes a toilet flushes when there is nobody in the bathroom. When this starts happening often, there is no need to call the Ghostbusters, just a call a good plumber first. They can determine if your toilet is defective and needs repairing, or should be replaced.

Water Level Drop

If the water in your toilet is low it could be clogged; but if it seems to never get full even when it isn’t clogged, there might be a bigger issue at play. Call a plumber to check the pipes and mechanisms inside your toilet to make sure everything is working properly.

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