Signs that You Need Toilet Repairs in a Home

A toilet is probably one of the most important installations in your home and it’s also one that sees a significant amount of wear & tear on a daily basis. These fittings are something we don’t focus on too much until something goes wrong with them; most toilet malfunctions or breakdowns seem sudden but they always show some warning signs such as:

  • Leaking Toilet – A leaking toilet can be a nuisance as it can result in significant amounts of water wastage. In fact, the water will simply continue leaking till the problem gets fixed. Not only is the leaky toilet an annoyance point, but it results in inflated water bills and the problem can also escalate over time and result in more expensive repairs down the line.
  • Water on the bathroom floor– This is a sure shot sign of a toilet leak and needs to be addressed immediately. If you defer fixing the problem, the water will eventually seep past the tiling and reach the sub-flooring.
  • The toilet doesn’t flush– If the toilet doesn’t flush at all, it means the flush tank mechanism needs to be inspected and fixed.
  • Toilet doesn’t always flush completely– This generally happens because the flush’s lift chain slackens. In some cases, it’s caused by incorrect flapper installation or low water level in the tank.
  • Slow-filling toilet– This occurs when the toilet doesn’t receive sufficient amounts of water. In this case the valve may require replacement and the actual water supply pressure would have to be checked as well.

While you may be able to fix some of these problems yourself, in most instances its best to hire the services of a licensed plumber in Sydney to fix toilet leaks and related problems.

Different toilet components that may require fixing

Since toilets have a number of small moving components most of which are made either or rubber or plastic, they do suffer a certain amount of deterioration over time. Most of these parts are also in contact with water almost constantly and can wear out over time. Some of the common toilet parts that can wear out include:

  • Water inlet pipes
  • Flush pipe rubbers
  • Ball valve
  • Flapper valve
  • Flusher chain
  • Base rubber of the flushing mechanism
  • Other

Your toilet is dependent on these different parts to function well. And when any of these fail that can result in leaks and impede flushes. In case of severe toilet leaks and problems, you would need to call in a skilled plumber to attend to the problem without delay. This is where we at SPS Plumbers come into the picture. We have the knowledge, experience and tools to quickly assess identify and repair all types of toilet leaks and problems.

If you n21eed a licensed 24/7 emergency plumber, we can provide prompt and professional services regardless of the time you call us. For any information, feel free to call us on 02 9002 7332 and our email is You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.