Nipomo Plumbers: How Do I Know If My Toilet Needs Replacing?

Toilet repair services

Does your toilet need to be replaced? Griffin has gotcha covered with the signs you need to look out for. Prevent Nipomo plumbing problems by learning more!


Folks often choose to replace their toilet when it just isn’t doing the job. We’re talking about frequent clogging of course. Every once in a while a clog is to be expected due to too much or low-quality toilet paper, but if you’re using the plunger after every flush, you’ve got a problem!


Did you know most toilets are made out of porcelain? Unfortunately porcelain can crack. The moment you start to see cracking in the bowl, stop using the toilet. Feel the floor directly underneath your toilet. Is it damp? If so, that’s a serious indicator your toilet is leaking and you need to call Griffin Plumbing immediately. Water damage can be costly so don’t hesitate to call day or night. Even if you don’t see cracks today, we recommend scheduling regular maintenance appointments to prevent these pesky toilet troubles.


Do you hear a hissing sound when your toilet isn’t in use? You may have an internal leak. One simple way test if you have an internal leak is to open the tank and plunk in a few drops of food coloring. Wait at least 10 minutes before returning to the tank. If you see colored water in the bowl, you’ve got an internal leak! Not to fear, Griffin Plumbing is here and we can fix it fast. In some cases you won’t even need a new toilet, the solution may be as simple as a new drain stopper!


How do you know if your toilet is too old? If it’s been around since the 90s, it’s time. Investing in a new toilet may save you money on your monthly water bill.

Hope our Nipomo plumbing tips have been helpful to you. Whether it’s time for a new toilet or yours is fine and dandy, know that you can count on Griffin Plumbing when you need us most. We’ve delivered quality repair and maintenance services to the Central Coast for over 10 years. Our friendly team is available to assist you anytime, day or night, at (805) 934-1949.

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