A clogged or malfunctioning toilet can cause life to grind to a halt. We take it for granted that our toilets will work all day, every day, so it can be a bit of a shock when they don’t. If your toilet exhibits any (or all) of the following signs, it’s time to book a SERVIZ Toilet Repair Pro.
Running long after you flushed. This is a symptom of a leaking toilet. Usually, the flapper valve is to blame. Leaks like this can be costly, wasting hundreds of gallons of water a day. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that older toilets (ones made or installed before 1980) waste up to 13,000 gallons per year. Repairing or replacing toilets like these could save $2,400 in water bills over the toilet’s lifetime, also according to the EPA.
Gurgling noises. If your toilet gurgles after a flush, it most likely has a clog. Our Toilet Repair Pros are trained to fix clogs when plunging fails.
Leaking from the base. Usually indicated by a broken or failed wax seal.
Toilet is overflowing. Talk about a mood killer. Luckily, we offer same-day booking.
Tank fills with water without flushing. If the toilet fills as though it had just flushed, then it probably has a leak. Use the Food Coloring Test (see below) to confirm.
If you think your toilet has a leak, you can check by using the Food Coloring Test.
1. Remove the tank lid.
2. Flush the toilet.
3. Put in a few drops of red food coloring (or green, blue, purple - whichever you have, but stick to a darker color). Replace the tank lid.
4. Wait 20-30 minutes.
5. Check the toilet bowl. If you see the water has changed color, then you have a leak.