What’s that Sound? Potential Causes of a Noisy Toilet
Other than when you flush it and it fills back up, your toilet shouldn’t be making any noise. It should be the strong silent type as it awaits your next needs. It should be as bland as its white shell, and it should fade into the background.
If your toilet starts getting a lot more chatty, you might have a problem. Generally, if you’re hearing noises from your toilet, you need to call a plumber to check it out (and you may even need a repiping plumber). However, it is helpful to know what could be causing the problem. Here are some common noises you might hear if your toilet needs attention:
Gurgling is most likely an issue with your plumbing line, not your toilet, though there are a few potential culprits. Gurgling can be caused by a blockage or other issue with your sewer drainage, or it could be a blockage in your main plumbing line or even the toilet itself. You might hear this gurgling when you flush or at other times.
A clogged pipe can lead to many other problems if it’s left untended, so you need to get a plumber in to look at the problem as soon as you can. A clogged pipe can also be a sign of a larger problem, such as sediment buildup or aging, which could require repipe repair.
You might think that dripping can only come from your faucet, but it can come from your toilet also. Unfortunately, it’s always a bad sign. Dripping coming from your toilet or near it is almost certainly a sign that you have a leak.
Fortunately, stopping the dripping may be as easy as tightening up some connections. Unfortunately, the dripping may be the result of aging pipes that need to be replaced – and the dripping may have already caused extensive damage to other materials in your home.
Flushing when you push the level is a perfectly healthy noise to come from your toilet. Flushing when no one is around and nothing has triggered the handle is not normal, and it should worry you.
No, your house likely isn’t haunted, even though this phenomenon is commonly known as “ghost flushing.” The likely culprit is a dysfunctional flapper in the toilet tank. This is usually paired with a slow water leak, which causes the flapper to be triggered.
Your toilet should only be “running,” or filling up with water, right after you flush it. Otherwise, it should continue its quiet, stoic act until your next rendezvous.
If your toilet is running at other times, several things could be causing a problem. You could have a slow leak, a malfunctioning flapper, a bad valve, or some other broken part. Call in a plumber to have a look before the broken part causes other problems in the toilet or the plumbing.
Whistle or Squeal
Your toilet isn’t a train, and it shouldn’t sound like one. But sometimes, you might hear a whistle or a high-pitched squeal when you flush the toilet. If you do, you might have a broken valve or other problem on your hands.
Sometimes, older plumbing systems can also contribute to this problem, so you may need to consult with a repiping plumber.
A noisy toilet isn’t really ever a good thing. If your toilet is making any of these noises, don’t just learn to live with it. Get a plumber to come inspect your toilet and your plumbing to find out what’s causing the problem and to make the necessary repairs. Leaving problems go uncorrected will only put pressure on your plumbing and lead to bigger problems later. Fix it now to save yourself money and aggravation.
If your toilet is making funny noises, or you are noticing other problems with your plumbing, call Integrity Repipe in California. We are repiping specialists, and we can either perform repipe repair or whole-house repiping. Replacing aging or damaged pipes can eliminate the plumbing problems you’ve been experiencing and make your home more efficient. You’ll save a lot of money, getting a great return on your investment. Call us in California today to schedule an inspection with a repiping plumber and find out what your home needs to operate a peak efficiency.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
27068 La Paz Rd #771
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656