You put a lot of time, money, and effort into maintaining your home. Plumbing is an important system that requires consistent attention, and in some cases, help from a professional.

Toilets, unfortunately, don’t last forever. If your toilet is displaying any of these signs, it might be time to consider calling a professional plumber:

Frequent Clogging

If your toilet is clogging up several times a week, there’s a problem. Occasional clogs are fine, and even common, but frequent clogs might mean your toilet’s flushing mechanism is wearing down, or that there is a blockage somewhere in the system.

Leaking from the Porcelain

Leaks and cracks in your toilet’s porcelain are not a good sign. When cleaning your unit, be on the lookout for tiny fissures close to the seat and tank. If you drop any heavy or sharp items onto your toilet, be sure to scan it thoroughly for cracks.

Old Toilet

An old toilet isn’t just outdated—it’s inefficient. You may be hanging onto the thing for sentimental value, but it could be hemorrhaging you money in water bills. To maximize your savings, both in water and money, consider checking out the benefits of a new toilet.

Running Toilet

Does the sound of running toilet water accompany you as you eat breakfast, brush your teeth, and get ready for work in the mornings? Replacing your flapper valve can silence your toilet and give you back your peaceful, quiet mornings. Sometimes, by simply tapping the flushing handle, you can get the valve to close properly.

Rust on Metal

If you see rust or corrosion on the metal parts of your toilet, you may want to consider getting help from a professional plumber. This often occurs when the metal parts have worn out or have been exposed to excessive humidity. Professional plumbers can replace the worn metal with new parts.

Poor Flushing

Another sign that your toilet is in need of repair is if it has trouble flushing. If your toilet barely flushes, or doesn’t flush at all, you likely need professional repair.

Standing Water on the Floor

If your feet are getting wet every time you use your bathroom, your toilet likely has a leak around its seal. To stop the leak, you should consult a professional plumber to seal it. If untreated, this leak can lead to wasted water and high bills.

Toilets are easy to forget about. It’s important to understand which signs to watch for to ensure your plumbing is operating smoothly.

If you are experiencing an emergency plumbing situation, contact us immediately at Priority Plumbing. Our experienced and professional technicians will solve any plumbing problem quickly and conveniently, minimizing the damage to your home. For more information about our wide range of plumbing services, give us a call today.