Signs That May Point Towards Toilet Failure

Signs That May Point Towards Toilet Failure

Toilets are an essential part of life. They allow human waste to leave our homes and travel safely into the sewer or septic system. There are numerous designs available, and each one says it does this or that better than the next. Some brands have taken to commercials showing their commode handling an entire bag of dog food, without stopping up after flushing, and other labels show off their models in magazines, at trade shows, or inside plumbing supply establishments. However, not many people are going to flush ping-pong balls, pet feeds, or other inappropriate objects and they only want to know which unit is best.

Taking a trip to a home improvement store is, sometimes, an overwhelming experience. There are one-piece, two-piece, power-flush, and numerous other toilets stacked from the floor to the ceiling. Additionally, the clerks are also not always savvy on the products that the store sells, so talking with them may become more confusing than informative. Therefore, Crofton residents that are in the market for a new commode should give our plumbers a call to find out their professional recommendations. Not all water closets are created equal, so do some research and ask around to ensure that you get a top-notch model.


Without Further Ado, Signs Of Possible Toilet Failure


1. The Water In The Bowl Swirls But Never Goes Down

As commodes age, calcification sets in, and there is no way to remove the deposits entirely. Regardless of how much water is coming from the tank, the liquid in the bowl will merely create ripples and cease to take paper or bowel movements down. The streams do not put out enough pressure to complete the flushing process, and the only thing left to do is replace the toilet. To test the situation, fill a five-gallon bucket with water and carefully pour it into the bowl. Be careful though because if the drain line is stopped up, the commode will overflow onto the floor. However, if it takes the H20 with no problem, calcium deposits are likely the culprit.

2. Visible Leakage Could Be More Than Gaskets And Washers

On many occasions, especially with two-piece toilets, leaking water can be attributed to a loose ballcock, a deteriorating tank-to-bowl gasket, or even decaying tank-to-bowl bolt washers. Unfortunately, in other cases, a hairline crack may be to blame. If the commode is an old, 3.5-gallon model, new bowls and tanks are no longer available. So, when a break is present, toilet failure is in your future. Don’t fret though, and instead, let our team get your restroom back in pristine condition.

Schedule your plumbing inspection today at 410-695-6492