Toilet Repair: Common Problems and Effective Solutions

At Leslieville Plumbing, we frequently encounter various toilet issues that can disrupt your daily life. Understanding these common toilet problems and knowing how to address them effectively can save you both time and potential costs. Here’s a guide to some of the most frequent toilet troubles and the practical solutions our expert team can provide.

1. Constant Running Toilet

A running toilet not only wastes water but can also hike up your water bill significantly.

Common Causes:

  • Faulty flapper valve causing the water to run from the tank to the bowl.
  • Overflow tube issues.
  • Maladjusted float.


  • Flapper Valve Replacement: Often, replacing the flapper valve resolves the issue. This component is inexpensive and easy to install.
  • Adjust the Float: If the float is too high, water flows into the overflow tube. Adjust it properly to maintain water levels.
  • Inspect the Fill Valve: Occasionally, the fill valve may need replacement, especially if adjusting the float doesn’t resolve the issue.

For recurring issues or installations, our toilet repair services are just a call away, ensuring your toilet functions optimally without wasting water.

2. Clogged Toilet

A clogged toilet is one of the most common and frustrating bathroom problems.

Common Causes:

  • Flushing inappropriate items such as sanitary products, wipes, or excessive toilet paper.
  • Low flow toilets that don’t provide enough pressure.


  • Plunger: Using a plunger is often the first step. A good plunge can dislodge most blockages.
  • Toilet Auger: For deeper clogs, a toilet auger can clear out blockages without damaging the porcelain.
  • Professional Assistance: For persistent clogs that you can’t clear with a plunger or auger, it might be time to call the professionals. Contact us for quick and effective relief.

3. Leaky Toilet Base

Water pooling around the base of your toilet can indicate a more serious issue.

Common Causes:

  • Worn wax seal under the toilet base.
  • Cracks in the toilet bowl or tank.


  • Replace the Wax Seal: Replacing the wax ring is a typical solution to leaks at the toilet base. This job can be a bit more complex and may be best handled by a professional.
  • Inspect for Cracks: If there are cracks in the bowl or tank, replacement might be necessary.

For these more involved repairs or replacements, our team at Leslieville Plumbing offers comprehensive support to ensure everything is installed correctly and leak-free.

Why Choose Leslieville Plumbing?

  • Experienced Professionals: Our licensed plumbers have extensive experience identifying and resolving a wide range of toilet issues.
  • Fast and Reliable Service: We understand the urgency of plumbing problems, offering timely services to ensure your plumbing issues are addressed quickly.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Our commitment to quality service at affordable prices ensures you get the best value and satisfaction.

Don’t let toilet troubles disrupt your day. Whether it’s a minor repair or a major replacement, the team at Leslieville Plumbing is equipped to handle any challenge effectively. Visit our blog for more tips or call us directly at 647-697-7026 to schedule a service. We’re here to ensure your toilet repairs are handled swiftly and efficiently, restoring comfort and functionality to your home.