If you have a clogged toilet, knowing when to call a plumber for help is important. While you might be able to take care of a localized clog yourself, anything that is deep in the system will need to be addressed by a professional. Reasons to call a plumber for your toilet include:
- A toilet that continues to clog
- Leaks around the base of your toilet
- Slow drainage when flushing the toilet
- Bubbling noises when you flush
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Commode
Q: Are there types of toilets that are better?
A: Yes. You can purchase a low-flush toilet for more efficient water consumption.
Q: Do low-flush toilets have options for water efficiency with each flush?
A: You can choose how much water is used, depending on what you need to flush.
Q: Why does my toilet keep running after I flush?
A: The water may not be filling up in your tank because the plug isn’t secure.
Q: What does it mean if my toilet is bubbling after I flush it?
A: Bubbles mean there is air in your pipes and likely a clog somewhere.
Q: I want to replace my old toilet — will any toilet fit in its place?
A: Make sure to measure the area, as toilet bowls can be standard or elongated.
Q: Why does it always seem to leak around my toilet?
A: This could be condensation or a problem with the bottom seal.
Q: Can I replace just the flush handle if it isn’t working?
A: You may need to replace the handle and any mechanisms within your toilet tank.
Q:What if the water doesn’t fill back up all the way after I flush?
A: Your toilet tank probably needs to be adjusted. If there is a float, this tells the water when to stop filling up.