When a toilet runs, most people don’t think that this annoying minor problem could become an expensive and dangerous situation. The first sign that your toilet is experiencing problems should be when a homeowner calls a licensed plumber to get their unit running smoothly again.
A running toilet is so much more than a minor inconvenience, and here are some of the reasons why it’s always best to get this problem fixed sooner rather than later.
Running Toilets are a Flood Risk
The “minuscule” issue of a running toilet is actually a flood risk to your septic tank. When water continuously runs through your system, your tank will eventually overflow and result in the failure of your home’s drain field.
Compared to the expense of fixing a running toilet, a drain field repair is leagues higher. Nip the problem in the bud and let a plumber save you money in the long run.
Water Bill Expenses Creep Up
Even a slight leak is one that constantly flows. Your toilet could be hemorrhaging gallons of water a day. That’s gallons of water that you’re going to pay for at the end of your water department’s billing period.
Your toilet has the capability to leak at least a gallon of water an hour. Save yourself the expense of paying unnecessarily high amounts on your water bill and get your toilet fixed as soon as you notice a problem.
Expect Blockages Down the Line
When your toilet can’t fill properly, its flush weakens over time. This means that even the usual waste flushed down the toilet can cause plumbing problems over time. If your pipes become blocked up with waste, eventually, your drainage system will flood, resulting in costly and messy repairs.
Running Toilets Leads to Damaging Leaks
Toilet leaks aren’t just restricted to the tank. Your toilet’s base can also experience leaks that lead to damage that extends beyond your plumbing. Water can easily make its way into the floor of your home, and over time, weaken the structure of your home. This is a dangerous situation for your family and can be prevented through fast action and a licensed plumber.
Both leaks and blockages lead to health hazards. If your toilet begins to flush weakly, it could get blocked up near the bowl with waste overflow in your bathroom. This is a massive health hazard and is what we consider a plumbing emergency.
Another health issue caused by a running toilet can result if a leak occurs. When water creates moist areas in your home, mold and mildew grow that present a respiratory threat to your family.
Stop Running Toilets Early With Plumbing Dynamics
The team at Plumbing Dynamics has personally witnessed the destruction a running toilet can cause. Let us fix your running toilet today to avoid plumbing nightmares tomorrow. We are licensed plumbers with the experience to resolve the toughest plumbing problems.