3 Warning Signs of a Plumbing Problem with a Toilet in Your Home or Business

Plumbing Problem with a Toilet

Toilet issues are one of the most common plumbing problems that occur in South West homes and businesses. A correctly functioning toilet in a home or business is a must, therefore at the first sign of a plumbing issue with your toilet, call our Mainline Plumbing team who can identify then repair the issue.

Water pooling around the base of your toilet, on the floor, is often the most obvious sign your toilet needs plumbing attention. Read below to learn 3 more warning signs that your toilet needs plumbing attention including:

  • An increase in water usage and charges, although you aren’t using more water
  • You can hear running water when near your toilet
  • There is an unpleasant sewerage smell

An increase in water usage and charges, although you aren’t using more water

Water usage hence water charges can fluctuate, especially during summer with many of us watering our gardens. However, if you aren’t using more water in your home but your water bills have increased it can indicate a toilet leak. While some toilet leaks are easy to hear and see, others are hidden hence a higher-than-normal water bill may be your first indication of a leaking toilet.

You can hear running water when near your toilet

It takes about 30 seconds after flushing your toilet for all sound to shut off. If you can hear running water when near your toilet after this time or continually, then a leak is possible. Sounds in the home can be drowned out by other noises so if you suspect an issue, it’s a good idea to make the house quiet then listen carefully to see if you can hear a noise.

There is an unpleasant sewerage smell

unpleasant smell

The smell of sewerage is unpleasant and will not go un-noticed. The smell of sewage normally means a plumbing problem and can be caused by leaks in pipes around your toilet or your toilet bowl itself. Call a plumber at the first trace of a sewerage smell. A professional will ensure yours and your family safety plus repair the issue so your home will return to smelling pleasant again.

Do you have a plumbing issue with your toilet in Busselton, Dunsborough or the South West? Call the team at Mainline Plumbing Dunsborough/Busselton

The team at Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas Dunsborough/Busselton pride themselves on offering a friendly, reliable and professional service to Bunbury and the South West.

If your toilet at your home or business is showing signs of a leak or you have any plumbing issues, call the team for expert advice on 9759 1317.