Common Toilet Problems

Leaking Tank
Here are some symptoms to look for: the toilet leaks after it is flushed, there is a presence of sewer odors or the toilet rocks back and forth, more than likely the wax toilet bowl ring needs replacement. This involves removing the toilet from the floor and installing a new wax bowl ring.

Clogged Toilet
If an object is accidentally dropped into the toilet or it overflows when flushed, obviously, your toilet is clogged. Plunging the toilet or using a plumber’s snake properly can remove obstructions. If snaking does not correct the problem, schedule an appointment with Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating. We will carefully examine the drainage, waste and venting pipe system for corrosion, sediment buildup, or main line clogs.

Running Toilet
Do you constantly hear the sound of running water? Do you find yourself needing to jiggle the lever to stop a toilet from running? This means the flushing mechanism needs to be adjusted or replaced.

High Water Pressure
If water flows down the sides of the toilet bowl a long time after you flush it, your home might have high water pressure. Over time, high water pressure can wreak havoc on home water systems. One of our technicians can fix that high water pressure for you by installing a pressure relief valve on the main line to your home.