They call it “nature’s call” for a reason; it’s the most natural thing in the world. Unfortunately, since we don’t live out in nature much anymore, we need a working toilet to answer that call. That’s why it’s important to diagnose damage to your toilet before it breaks completely. You don’t want to be left high and dry. Here are some signs that your toilet is faulty and may need repairs:
Tank is cracked:
Water pooling on the floor could be caused by a crack in the tank, but there are other causes as well. A quick and easy test to determine whether your tank is cracked is to pour some dye into the water; it will visibly seep through the cracks.
Bowl is cracked:
As long as the pipes aren’t blocked, water makes its way unimpeded down to the waste line. If your bowl is cracked, you will notice foul smelling water pooling up by the base. Otherwise, your toilet may be working fine. There’s a good chance you won’t see the crack, as it could be in the interior of the bowl.
The water that goes to your house contains minerals, which accumulate wherever it flows. The inlet holes in the rim of the toilet are especially susceptible to this buildup, which can cause your toilet to flush incompletely. Sometimes these deposits can be hacked away, but if the buildup is bad then that won’t work.
Any of these signs are a good indication that you need to call in a plumber. Here at EW Plumbing LLC, we offer toilet repairs alongside a host of other plumbing services. For more information, please give us a call at (913) 768-8500.