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When Are Licensed Plumbers Needed to Fix Your Broken Toilet?

When Are Licensed Plumbers Needed to Fix Your Broken Toilet?

Even though toilets don’t make for the most socially accepted or interesting conversations, a broken toilet can be a source of frustration. You might try to fix it yourself, but sooner or later, you’re going to have to call a licensed plumber who can deal with this problem. These are some of the hints that you may need to contact an expert.

Clogged Toilet

When a toilet is clogged, many of us will have the heroic urge to reach upon a plunger and try to fix the problem ourselves. Unfortunately, the result often doesn’t go our way, and our clogging problem still remains intact. If the clog still remains or you can see the brown toilet water seeping into other parts of your bathroom, you should immediately call a licensed plumber who can deal with this situation.

Slow Flush

This problem is usually a more complicated problem than a clogged toilet. When your flush speed slows down or even stops, your first instinct might be to grab the handy plunger, thinking the problem is a clogged toilet, but the problem is usually much bigger.

A slow flush usually indicates that there is a huge build-up in your drain pipes. You should never let this situation escalate and visit website such as to contact plumbers. The situation might even end with a professional using a camera and a snake to clear up the mess!

Loose Floor around the Toilet

If you sit on your toilet and feel as if the flooring around the toilet is starting to get loose and you feel as if the base of the toilet is unstable, you should act upon your instincts and call a licensed plumber. This is another one of those instances where the more you wait and hesitate, the bigger your problem becomes. Imagine the entire toilet falling out of the floor! A toilet wax ring or seal replacement is usually the solution for this.

Leaking Toilet

When water seeps through your toilet, it can be as easy as identifying puddles of water around the toilet area or hearing the drip-drops of water, but in many cases, this is extremely hard to notice as toilet leaks can be silent. In any case, as soon as you identify this problem, you should call your plumber. This might seem like an insignificant problem, but it can also rack up quite a bill if you hesitate on this for a long period of time.

Cracked Tank/Bowl and Irregular Toilet Characteristics

An accident can happen anywhere, and the bathroom is no exception. If you have cracked your toilet’s tank or bowl, it needs to be replaced immediately. We use our toilet quite a lot in our daily lives, don’t we? So much so that we should notice a sudden change in characteristic or behavior. If you notice your toilet making a weird sound that it doesn’t usually make or some sort of bubbling, you should let a professional investigate.


All in all, toilets are very important parts of our daily routine, and we need them fully functional. That’s why you should never hesitate to contact a licensed plumber when it comes to their repair. One visit to a website or a call can go a long way!

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by Brian Perry // Brian Perry is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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