What To Do If Your Toilet Is Making Noise
The only noise your toilet should make is the sound of the flush and the water refilling it. Yet, when something goes wrong with your plumbing or with the toilet, you’re likely to hear some strange noises coming from your toilet. Some may indicate a big problem, and some may indicate a need for some minor adjustment. The only way to know for sure is to have a repiping plumber investigate the issue and find out what’s causing it.
Here are a few of the things you might notice, along with some information about what might be causing them:
The Toilet is Flushing on Its Own
Your toilet should only flush when you press the handle. If your toilet is flushing on its own, there is likely a bad flapper in your tank. The water in the tank is likely slowly leaking out, which is triggering the flush.
Fortunately, fixing a flapper is an easy job. You can have this corrected quickly with a short visit from a plumber.
Toilet Gurgling Noises
Gurgling noises can be tied to a number of problems, so you need to consult with a repiping plumber to get to the bottom of the issue. The gurgling could be caused by a problem with the sewer drain, a blockage in the toilet, or a blockage somewhere deeper in the line. Use another toilet in your home to see if it is working to help you narrow down the causes.
If there is a blockage in your toilet or plumbing line, that might be a simple fix. However, if there is a blockage because your pipes are corroded, you may need to invest in repipe repair.
Dripping Sounds Are Coming From Your Toilet
Dripping from anywhere is usually a sign of a problem with your pipes, and that is true for your toilet, as well. If you hear dripping, first check around your toilet for any signs of pooling water. If you don’t see any water, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a leak. It likely just means that the leak is inside the toilet.
Always call a repiping plumber if you hear leaking from the toilet. The fix may be a simple one, but you won’t know until you call. Leaving the problem untended could result in extensive water damage to your home.
The Toilet Won’t Stop Running
The water in your toilet should only run for about 30 seconds after you flush it. If the water keeps running, that’s a sign that there’s a problem. Most likely, there is some kind of leak in your toilet. Common culprits are a broken flapper or refill valve, but there may be another cause.
As always, call a repiping plumber to inspect the situation and find out what needs to be done to fix it.
Toilet Whistles When Flushed
Flushing should just sound like water being sucked down the toilet. It shouldn’t sound like a whistle or a squeal. If it does, you could have a faulty valve in your toilet. That’s an easy enough fix that can be handled quickly. However, your plumber will also inspect the toilet and plumbing to be sure that no other problems are contributing to the failure of the valve.
Your toilet is one of the most important appliances in your home, and it’s not one you really want to spend time thinking about. You just want it to work. If you hear any of these strange noises coming from your toilet, call a repiping plumber right way. Otherwise, the problem will worsen, and you will be dealing with a lot more than a strange noise. Get a plumber in to make the quick fix and get your life back to normal.
Contact Professional Repiping Contractors In California
Call Integrity Repipe in California if you are hearing strange noises from your toilet or other plumbing in your home. A repiping plumber will perform an inspection to determine what is causing the problem and if there are any underlying factors contributing to it. We can perform repipe repair or widespread repiping where necessary. Our goal is to ensure that your plumbing is healthy for optimal performance and a long life. Call us today to schedule an inspection.
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