Tyler Toilet Repair
Is Your Toilet Clogged or Leaking? Call Us For Expert Toilet Repair Services in East Texas!
A working toilet is a necessity of any plumbing system. Whether you have a simple problem that needs to be fixed or a brand new toilet installed, call Rudd Plumbing. We offer toilet repair in Tyler, Longview, and surrounding communities of East Texas. With nearly a century of experience in toilet plumbing, we have seen and solved every possible issue with this bathroom fixture. Our Tyler toilet repair team is confident that we can solve your problem too.
Why choose us for your next toilet service?
- Our technicians are fully-vetted and highly knowledgeable experts
- We've been a locally owned, family operated company here in Tyler for over 100 years
- We use only high-quality parts and the best tools to complete each service
- We promise to treat you and your home with respect and leave our workspace neat and tidy
Do you notice a problem with your toilet? Call (903) 290-0851 to request a service.
Common Toilet Problems We Repair
Toilet problems can range from simple, minor issues to complex problems. Some toilet problems, such as clearing a simple clog, are easily fixed by homeowners. If you aren’t sure exactly what is causing the problem or want to make sure the damaged component is correctly replaced, leave the job to a professional. We have decades of experience providing toilet repair in Tyler.
Some of the most common problems experienced with toilets we encounter include:
- A weak flush
- Low water level
- Continuously running toilet
- Whistling sounds when the tank fills
- Slow filling of the tank
- Overflowing toilet
When you contact Rudd Plumbing for help with a toilet problem, our Tyler toilet repair experts respond quickly to your call. We get right to work to identify the source of the problem and recommend the best repair solution. We are committed to providing our customers with quality workmanship and a top-notch experience. Your satisfaction with our work is 100% guaranteed.
Need to Replace Your Old Toilet?
Sometimes repairs are not the right solution to deal with problems caused by an aging toilet. If your old toilet is outdated, cracked, loose, or leaking, or if you're simply interested in upgrading to a water-saving commode, give us a call today. Our Tyler toilet installation team can replace your old toilet quickly and skillfully so that you can enjoy a better bathroom!
Having another issue with your toilet? If so, you’re probably wondering if it’s going to require more than a simple repair this time--or maybe even a new toilet. Because modern toilets contain numerous components, knowing when to repair versus when to replace can get confusing.
So how do you know when it's time to replace your toilet? The main sign that you need to replace your toilet is if it needs too many repairs. If you keep having to repair your toilet, and especially if it is for the same reason each time, we recommend that you replace your toilet entirely. This will save you both time and money in the long-run, and will also grant you a functioning toilet that works at optimal levels. Another sign that you should replace your toilet is if you notice that it frequently clogs.
Below, we’ll explain more about which toilet problems make sense to repair and which problems call for a replacement.
- The Toilet Runs Constantly
- The Toilet Clogs Almost Weekly
- The Toilet Won’t Flush (or Won’t Flush Completely)
- There’s a Crack in the Toilet Bowl or Tank
- The Toilet Tilts or Wobbles
THE TOILET RUNS CONSTANTLY
Repair: If your toilet runs incessantly, then there is a problem with one of its components inside of the water tank. Sometimes the chain or wire attached to the flapper will catch on something and prevent the flapper from closing (which then prevents water from filling the tank). Gently wiggling the flush handle or chain can sometimes loosen the chain and solve the problem.
Replace: If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace one of your toilet’s components, typically the flapper. There may also be an issue with the chain attached to the flapper or the float ball. A plumber can easily replace these parts.
THE TOILET CLOGS ALMOST WEEKLY
When to repair: Toilet clogs are not unusual, but if your toilet is clogging more than three times a month, there’s a bigger problem to examine. If your toilet is relatively new, you may need to switch toilet paper or hire a plumber to clear a blockage from the drain.
When to replace: If you own an older toilet that clogs regularly, it probably has a buildup of mineral deposits that are causing the problem. This buildup coats the inside of your toilet’s pipes and makes it increasingly hard for waste and toilet paper to pass through. If a plumber has cleaned your drains and your toilet still clogs frequently, it’s probably time to replace it.
Repair: Any issue involving the flush handle usually consists of a repair that plumbers can perform easily. If the toilet doesn’t flush, the handle might need to be tightened, or the chain might need to be adjusted or reattached. In some cases, you’ll need to replace a flapper or the handle and its lever.
THERE’S A CRACK IN THE TOILET BOWL OR TANK
When to repair: If the crack is less than 1/16 of an inch wide, a plumber can repair the bowl or tank without you running the risk of a major leak in the future. If you spot hairline cracks on the bowl or tank’s exterior, seal them with plumbing epoxy to prevent the cracks from widening.
When to replace: If the crack is wider than 1/16 of an inch, then replacing your toilet is the wisest option. You can attempt to repair the crack, but you run the risk of the repair failing, which would result in toilet water leaking all over your bathroom floor.
THE TOILET TILTS OR WOBBLES
When to repair: Under no circumstances should your toilet move when you push or sit on it. If your toilet moves, contact a plumber. The toilet may not have been installed correctly, in which case the plumber may need to tighten its bolts or replace the wax seal around its base. In some cases, a sagging floor is a real culprit.
When to replace: Sometimes the wobbling is caused by a broken flange, the plastic or metal ring that secures the toilet to the floor. Replacing that part can get pricey. In some cases, it makes more sense to replace your toilet, especially if it’s less water-efficient than newer models.
If you need assistance with a toilet repair or replacement, our Tyler plumbers are committed to providing you with 100% satisfaction. Call (903) 290-0851 or contact us online to request a service.
Why Does My Toilet Randomly Run?
If you hear your toilet randomly run without anyone using it, this is called a phantom flush. Phantom flushes, also called ghost flushes, occur when a small leak from the tank to the bowl is present. This is typically because of an issue with the flapper. Either the flapper or the flapper seat needs to be cleaned or replaced depending on how worn it is.
Why is My Toilet Not Flushing Strongly?
Have you noticed recently your toilet isn't flushing with the same power it did when it was brand new? Toilets that have been in use for some time can develop a weaker flush, but usually when this happens there is a specific reason why. If you've noticed your toilet isn't flushing properly it can be a due to a couple of things.
Some of the most common causes of a weak flush are:
- Low water level in your toilet tank
- Problems with your toilet's flapper
- A clog in either your toilet, drain, or flange
- Poor toilet drain pipe design
- Blocked inlet holes
If you have noticed a significant change in your toilet's flushing power or are concerned about the efficiency of your toilet's flush, contact one of our toilet repair experts. We will quickly diagnose the problem and apply the proper repairs needed to get your toilet back to 100%.
Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?
Dealing with frequent toilet backups? Sometimes, clogged toilets are simply the result of flushing the wrong things. The only things you should be flushing are human waste and a small amount of toilet paper—nothing more. Excessive amounts of toilet paper, “flushable” wipes, cotton balls, sanitary items, kitty litter, floss, and any other trash doesn't belong in your toilet! Young children often don't understand this, so if you have kids, make sure to teach them good toilet habits to avoid any mishaps.
If flushing trash isn't the problem, the issue may lie with your sewer line. It's possible that your recurring toilet clogs are the result of a break or blockage somewhere along your main line. A sewer cleaning or repair service may be the solution you need.
Call (903) 290-0851 to get started with a toilet repair service in East Texas today!
“Within an hour after contacting Rudd Plumbing in Tyler and describing our needs, Stephen and Jake appeared, assessed our needs, assembled the required materials, and began work to solve our problems.”- Don and Virginia
“So glad we called Rudd Plumbing!”- Terri Thigpen
“His troubleshooting of my system was quick, evaluation & corrective options were good! I was totally impressed with the young man.”- John S. Edgin