When a car starts making funny noises, most people notice and take action. But what about when a toilet starts acting up? Often, it's easier to ignore a toilet that doesn't seem to be completely failing, but small issues can quickly turn into plumbing nightmares. At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we offer reliable services for our local property owners including toilet installation, toilet replacement, and toilet repair. Here are three telltale signs that your toilet needs some professional attention.
You've just used the bathroom, flushed, washed your hands, and then you hear the sound of water running and running, with no end in sight. This is a classic sign that something's amiss. If jiggling the handle has become part of your routine, it's time to stop the quick fixes and look for a lasting solution. A continuously running toilet is annoying, but it can also be quite costly. Every minute that water is running is a minute your money is flowing straight into your water bill. Plus, the cause is usually a faulty flapper or a problem with the fill valve, both of which are relatively simple fixes for a professional plumber.
The house is quiet, and suddenly, the unmistakable sound of a flushing toilet echoes through the halls, but there's no one there. It's not a bathroom poltergeist but a "phantom flush." This eerie occurrence is usually due to a slow leak from the tank into the bowl. The water level drops and the toilet's fill valve kicks in to top it off, mimicking the sound of a flush. Apart from giving you a fright, phantom flushes are a sign that water and money are being wasted. It might be due to a flapper that doesn't seal correctly or a problem with the tank's water level. Either way, it's a problem that your plumber can take care of in no time.
Water pooling at the base of your toilet is a symptom you cannot afford to ignore. Not only does it present a slip hazard and damage your bathroom flooring, but it can also be indicative of a broken seal or a more serious issue with your toilet's plumbing. Promptly addressing the leak can prevent a small issue from snowballing into extensive water damage that can lead to structural damage over time. Ignoring the constant presence of water can encourage mold growth as well, which is hazardous to your health. This is a leak that requires immediate attention, as it will not fix itself and will likely only worsen with time.
If your toilet is running, spooking you with ghostly flushes, or leaking like a sieve, it's high time to call Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air. Each of these signs is a plea for help, and our experienced specialists will provide quick, efficient, and effective solutions to get your toilet back in top condition. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a time for your next toilet repair, toilet installation, toilet replacement, or plumbing service.
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