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Leaking Toilet? Aloha Plumbing Can Fix It!

Don’t wait to repair a leaking toilet, call Aloha Plumbing today! While some toilet plumbing problems can be addressed by DIY, more serious issues require the expertise of a licensed plumber. From running toilets to fixing toilet seals, Aloha is just a phone call away. We have the expertise to fix toilet leaks safely and efficiently, preventing further damage and providing peace of mind.

Toilet leaks can arise from a variety of issues such as flapper valve malfunctions, fill valve issues, or cracks in the bowl or tank, with more complex problems often requiring expert repair. While some toilet repairs can be DIY, for significant issues like major cracks or systemic repairs, it’s generally better to invest in professional plumbing services to ensure long-lasting solutions and avoid potential damage.

Why You Need a Professional Plumber for Leaking Toilets


DIY or Call The Plumber?

It’s tempting to try and fix a leaking toilet yourself, right? After all, how hard can it be? But let’s pause and consider the risks. Leaking toilets can lead to significant damage that goes beyond the bathroom floor. Walls, internal pumps, and drain pipes can all suffer from the aftermath of a leaky toilet, and the constant dripping can take a toll on your water bills. So, is it really worth taking the risk?

Employing the services of a professional plumber like Aloha Plumbing offers several benefits.

  • Professional repair that prevents further damage
  • Safety, as they are equipped to work with electrical equipment and hazardous substances
  • Additional perks such as benefits with insurance coverage

So, it’s not just about fixing the leak, it’s about ensuring your home remains a safe and comfortable place for you and your family.

Master Plumber Expertise

When you’re dealing with a leaking toilet, you want the best of the best on your side. The owner of Aloha Plumbing is not just any plumber; he’s a Master Plumber, licensed and certified in the state of Maryland. This isn’t a title that’s handed out lightly. It requires fulfilling specific prerequisites, including educational credentials, several years of plumbing experience, and successfully passing a state-mandated examination.

So, what does this mean for you? It means that when you hire Aloha Plumbing, you’re not just getting a plumber; you’re getting a Master Plumber. You’re getting a professional who:

  • knows toilets inside and out
  • can diagnose and fix issues quickly and efficiently
  • offers a level of expertise and quality service that ensures your toilet woes are a thing of the past.

Service Area Coverage

If you reside within Anne Arundel County, Howard County, or Queen Anne’s County in Maryland and are wondering whether Aloha Plumbing services your location, the answer is emphatically affirmative! The company takes pride in extending their exceptional plumbing services to inhabitants of these regions so that they can benefit from reliable plumbing assistance whenever necessary.



We offer the highest level of plumbing expertise

To obtain a Master Plumber license in Maryland, candidates must have held a journey license for at least two years, completed 3,750 hours of supervised training, and passed a written examination with a score of 75% or higher.

Applicants need to provide employment verification, W-2 forms, proof of current backflow certification, and a certificate of insurance with $300,000 in general liability and $100,000 in property damage coverage.

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Types of Toilet Leaks and Their Causes

Let’s delve into the  details of toilet leaks, and why they often occur. Toilet problems can range from complications with the flapper valve to glitches in the fill valve, along with possible cracks in either the bowl or tank.

Plumbing experts such as Aloha Plumbing come prepared with both experience and tools necessary for pinpointing and resolving toilet leak issues. Be it an issue within a toilet’s internal workings or one associated with external supply lines, enlisting a professional ensures you bypass any frustration that might accompany attempts at DIY solutions.

Flapper Valve Issues

A faulty toilet flapper is a common cause of leaky toilets. Serving as the gatekeeper that regulates water flow from the tank to the bowl, this small yet critical component can succumb to damage due to harsh chemicals in cleaning agents or simply from natural wear over time. When a toilet flapper fails to form an effective seal with the flush valve seat, it may allow water leakage from the tank into the bowl – often slipping by undetected. If you have a deteriorated flush valve, it might exacerbate these issues further. Ensuring that your flush lever operates correctly is also crucial for maintaining your toilet’s integrity.

Should there be persistent trickling sounds following a flush or instances where your toilet runs non-stop or sporadically engages its supply line refilling mechanism? Chances are high that you’re dealing with an impaired flapper valve within your commode system. There’s no need for alarm though. First check whether any excess slack in the chain is impeding proper closure and scan for debris preventing an adequate seal around the periphery of existing flappers sealing surface. Should damage be identified upon inspection, replacing your compromised old-fashioned appliance using standard kits readily available specifically crafted bathroom fixtures repair ought to do quite nicely restoring optimal functionality once again.

Fill Valve Malfunctions

Malfunctions of the fill valve are a frequent source of leaks in toilets. This component is responsible for regulating how water enters the tank, collaborating with the float to make sure that an appropriate amount of water fills up the tank. A variety of issues can disrupt this process: if there’s a problem with the float such as it being stuck or improperly adjusted, if you have a damaged fill valve, or if misalignment causes failure to stop inflowing water properly. Any one of these can lead to overflowing and subsequent leakage.

In some cases, signs like an unusual hissing noise while the tank refills could indicate debris obstructing inside your fill valve. In other instances, prolonged exposure to hard water may cause mineral build-up on parts within your fill valve system which then precipitates malfunction and leaking. When facing toilet issues, it’s important not only for diagnosis but also repair purposes – to enlist professional plumbing assistance from a company like Aloha Plumbing, to provide expertise and prompt repairs.

Bowl and Tank Cracks

Impact, stress, material flaws, aging or manufacturing faults can all lead to the development of cracks in a toilet bowl or tank. These ruptures can result in leaks that range from minor and inconspicuous to severe enough to damage the bathroom floor—this variation depends on where exactly within the structure these fissures appear.

Minor surface cracks on either the outside of a toilet’s tank or its bowl may potentially be fixed with plumbing epoxy. Similarly, internal fissures less than 1/16-inch wide might also be mendable. When dealing with more significant breakage, it is typically necessary to replace either the entire tank or even the whole toilet unit itself. In such instances, enlisting professional services like those offered by Aloha Plumbing proves invaluable for both safely removing damaged fixtures and ensuring secure installation of their replacements.

DIY Fixes vs. Professional Solutions

DIY fix for a leaking toilet

DIY fixes can be tempting, especially when dealing with simple issues like replacing flappers or adjusting the float. These repairs are often cost-effective and can be tackled with a basic understanding of toilet mechanics. But it’s essential to keep in mind that not all toilet leaks are created equal. For systemic issues or repairs involving multiple parts, it’s often more beneficial to seek professional help.

This is where professional plumbers like Aloha Plumbing come in. They bring expertise, the necessary tools for complex repairs, and guarantee their work, ensuring you a durable and comprehensive fix. So, while DIY fixes can save you a buck or two in the short run, professional solutions provide the peace of mind and assurance of a job well done.

Replacing Flappers and Floats

When it comes to simple DIY tasks, replacing flappers and adjusting floats can often be managed without professional help. As mentioned earlier, the flapper is a common source of leaks, and replacing it can resolve leaks between the tank and the bowl. Before starting the process, make sure to remove the tank lid for easy access to the flapper and float.

Similarly, a toilet float can be adjusted to achieve the correct water level, preventing overflow or underfill issues. If the float is faulty, the replacement process is straightforward and requires setting the new float to the appropriate height for optimal tank filling. But remember, proper installation is crucial for optimal performance, and if you’re unsure, give us a call!

Tackling Supply Line and Connector Problems

Supply line and connector problems can also be tackled with DIY methods. To replace the water supply line, you’ll need to:

  1. Shut off the water at the shutoff valve
  2. Flush the toilet to drain the tank
  3. Disconnect the old supply line
  4. Carefully align and attach the new one

However, it’s crucial to use high-quality parts and waterproof pipe repair tape to ensure a long-lasting repair and minimize the chance of future leaks.

Likewise, leaks from the tank caused by corrosion of tank bolts can be addressed by replacing the bolts and potentially the washers. But remember, while these tasks can be tackled by a handy homeowner, they can be tricky, and sometimes, it’s better to call in a professional like Aloha Plumbing to ensure the job is done right.

Handling Bowl and Tank Damage

Addressing damages to a toilet bowl or tank can be quite involved. Small cracks in the toilet tank might be addressed temporarily using a sealant, but extensive damage often necessitates the replacement of either the whole toilet or just its tank to guarantee safety and avoid leaks.

Entrusting this job to an experienced plumber is recommended. They will ensure that they properly remove the old fixture, accurately position a new wax ring during installation, and secure the new toilet in place effectively. Opting for replacement over repair not only avoids repeated maintenance costs, but also reduces the risk of water damage within properties—this is particularly important in buildings with multiple floors where leakage could impact lower level apartments.


Emergency Plumbing Services for Leaky Toilets

Plumber providing emergency plumbing services

But what if you have a plumbing emergency? What if your toilet is leaking right now and you need help ASAP? Well, Aloha Plumbing has got you covered. Their dedicated staff ensures round-the-clock availability to address plumbing emergencies like leaky toilets through their 24/7 service lines.

Whether you’re dealing with a minor leak or a significant overflow, Aloha Plumbing is ready to step in and ensure prompt and efficient repairs. Their emergency services may involve removal of the toilet, replacement of the wax ring, and thorough drying to prevent further damage. So, even in the face of a plumbing emergency, you can rest easy knowing that help is just a phone call away.

Toilet leaks can be a nuisance, but they don’t have to be a nightmare. With the help of professional plumbers like Aloha Plumbing, you can ensure your toilet is working properly, your home is safe from water damage, and your sanity remains intact. So, the next time you hear that tell-tale trickle or notice a suspicious puddle, remember you’re not alone. Aloha! Plumbing is just a call away.

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