There’s no denying that the toilet is one of the most important fixtures in any home – and a broken toilet can cause a major inconvenience for your entire household. If you’ve been experiencing problems with your toilet, don’t despair—there are many simple solutions to get your toilet working as good as new. Here is more information on common toilet problems and what you can do to solve them.

Slow Empty

If your toilet bowl empties slower than usual, there may be a clogged hole underneath the rim of the bowl. This clog may be difficult to see and too small to be treated with an ordinary plunger. There also may be debris in the siphon jet in the bottom on the drain. You can use a piece of wire to gently prod the drain hole at the bottom of your toilet bowl to dislodge any clogged debris.

Phantom Flushes

If your toilet bowl starts to fill out of the blue without having been flushed, it may be a problem known as “phantom flush,” when a toilet begins to operate on its own or run intermittently. This problem is likely caused by a slow leak from the tank into the bowl which causes your toilet to fill at random intervals. This problem is usually created by a faulty flapper or flapper seat. Drain your toilet tank and bowl, inspect and clean the flapper seat and if you’re still experiencing phantom flushes, call a professional plumber to have your toilet flapper replaced.

If you’re experiencing trouble with your toilet, don’t suffer in silence. Try these simple toilet repair solutions, and if you continue to experience issues with your toilet, the certified and professional plumbers at ClearView Plumbing can help you find the appropriate solution. For reliable and high-quality plumbing solutions you can trust, contact us today at ClearView Plumbing.

Written by Kyle Lumsden

Kyle Lumsden