Signs your toilet may need to be repaired or replaced

There are several revealing signs your toilet may need to be repaired or replaced. Don’t ignore the signs.

Your toilet is probably one of the most essential and frequently used fixtures in your home. We rely on it heavily, however, a time will come when you may need toilet repairs or toilet replacement. Being without the use of a functioning toilet can be very disruptive and inconvenient.

Quite often, replacing your toilet with a new one can be the most cost-effective solution but at times, repairs may be enough to fix the problem thus saving you time and money. You will, however, need to know when to repair it and when to replace the unit. We are always available to guide you through this process.
Below are some of the signs that might call for your toilet repair or replacement.

Gurgling and Suction Noises

Pay attention to gurgling or suctioning noises coming from your other bathroom fixtures, such as the shower or the sink, when you flush your toilet. One of the most likely causes of these noises is a blockage in the drain vents. Investigation is required to confirm that this is the case. Clearing the drain blockage will stop these gurgling and suction noises and provide a clear flow for water and debris.  

Endless Clogging

A toilet which occasionally clogs is not necessarily a sign of a serious problem and can usually be fixed by simply using a plunger. However, if your bathroom clogs frequently, it is likely that you have a more serious issue. The most likely cause is a blockage, root intrusion or a faulty part. As professionals, we can guide you through this process to locate the problem and repair the issue.

An Insufficient Flush

If you are frequently needing to flush more than once to get the job done, your toilet might have an issue with the flushing mechanism. Apart from wasting water with the excessive flushes, defective flushing could also be a sign of other toilet issues such as low water pressure or clogged water jets. You will need to call a professional plumber for a repair.

Porcelain Cracks in the Bowl or the Tank

Cracks can form in the bowl or the tank of your toilet and can lead to an active leak that can cause permanent damage to your tiling and plaster work. More severely, these cracks could lead to flooding. Every now and then it pays to inspect your toilet for any cracks and if any are discovered, contact a professional to discuss your options

Constantly Running Flush

If you notice that your toilet is constantly running even after the flush is complete, there might be interior damage to one or more parts of the toilet. This is likely to waste a lot of water and for that reason, you will need to have it repaired or replaced

Endless Repairs

In some instances, repairing your toilet might be the most cost-effective solution compared to replacing the entire toilet. However, if you find yourself frequently calling a plumber to fix your toilet, you should consider replacing your toilet.

Constant repairs could not only be inconvenient to you and your family but could also result in further problems and additional costs. In some instances, it is more cost-effective to install a new toilet suite rather than continuing to pay for ongoing repairs.

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Toilet Repairs in Melbourne

As you can see, there are many reasons why your toilet may need to be repaired or replaced.  Always consult a professional plumber for assistance for any issues and to discuss your options.
At Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions, we are experts in all things toilet related, so give us a buzz if you see any of these signs and we’ll able to discuss the options with you to find the best solution in the quickest time. 

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