Three Common Toilet Problems

Published Date: November 13th, 2014 | Category: Plumbing Repair

One of the most common service calls we get is for toilet problems. These types of problems can be stressful and overwhelming if you’re not familiar with toilets and how they work. Thankfully, you can always call on us when you need a residential plumber in St Paul! Here are three of the most common toilet problems we encounter.

When you flush, it’s sluggish

We hear about this problem quite a bit. You hit the lever to flush the toilet and it ever-so-slowly flushes. The culprit is usually a partial or total clog. Our residential plumber can come out and diagnose the problem to see what’s going on. But usually all is takes is unclogging the toilet.

Gurgling sounds from the tub or toilet when you flush

Do you hear a gurgling sound when you flush? This usually indicates that the toilet vent pipe is totally clogged or partially clogged. A residential plumber from All Ways Drains can look into this for you to figure out if there is a clog and where it’s located. From there, he or she can unclog the drain so you don’t hear that gurgling sound anymore.

Flush that starts strong but only flushes part of the way

When this happens, it is usually a sign that the flapper valve is dropping too fast or is water-logged. The flapper should stay up when the toilet is flushed until most of the water has drained from the tank. If it drops sooner than that, you will need to call a residential plumber from All Ways Drains to install a new flapper.

These are just a few examples of the most common toilet problems we encounter when someone calls on us for our residential plumber services.

So when you need a residential plumber in St Paul, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or contact us for a Free Estimate.