What's That Sound? How To Handle A Noisy Toilet
Although toilet noises may seem humorous, they could indicate a serious problem with your plumbing. You should consult with a professional plumber to determine whether the noises are coming from the toilet itself or from the plumbing leading to and from the toilet. Learn more about some possibilities by reading below.
Strange Toilet Noises
Any time you notice an unexpected sound in your bathroom, it needs to be checked out. Some common issues that can cause noises in your toilet include:
If you hear a constant running water sound from your toilet, it could be an indication that the toilet flapper is not sealing properly, or the fill valve is malfunctioning. This can cause the toilet to continuously run water and waste your water. In most cases, this is a simple fix — but only if you know what you are doing.
If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your toilet, it could be an indication of a blocked or partially blocked vent pipe. The vent pipe helps to regulate air pressure in the plumbing system and prevent sewer gases from entering your home. A blockage can cause gurgling sounds or even slow drainage in your plumbing system. Blocked pipes are serious problems that require immediate remediation. A blocked vent pipe could mean extremely unpleasant odors will enter your home until it's fixed. A blocked pipe can mean your toilet will eventually begin to back up into your tub, sinks, or the toilet itself. The backup water is wastewater — dangerous and smelly.
If you hear a high-pitched whistling sound coming from your toilet, it could be an indication of a problem with the fill valve or water pressure in your plumbing system. A plumber can check the pressure along your lines and locate the problem.
Banging or rattling sounds
If you hear banging or rattling sounds when you flush the toilet, it could be an indication that the water pressure in your plumbing system is too high or the pipes are not properly secured. While these noises are not as serious as some problems, they still require a plumber's attention.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a professional plumber to diagnose and repair the issue. Delaying repairs can lead to more serious problems and higher repair costs down the line.
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