When to Repair Your Toilet

There are a host of common toilet issues Indianapolis area homeowners may deal with. Let’s go into more detail about these problems so we can help you find out the causes and get started with repairs.


A clogged toilet is one of the most common plumbing issues. It can be tricky to fix a clog because there are so many potential causes.

The good news is that you can fix most clogged toilets by plunging. Whether you flushed something that isn’t flushable or your toilet’s trap developed a clog, B&W can help you solve it.

Toilet is Unstable and Moves

Toilets can wobble if they aren’t secured to the floor properly. If you let it shake, you run the risk of causing a serious leak. Most of the time, toilets wobble because of loose bolts. Or, the flange may be corroded or broken.

Weak, Slow or Partial Flushes

Weak or slow flushing can be caused by minerals like calcium and lime building up in the rim feed and jet holes of the toilet. The deposits can prevent water from flowing into the bowl properly, thus creating an incomplete flush.

Leaking on the Floor

If your toilet is leaking from the base, there may be a loose connection where the toilet and tank meet.

Runs On and Off

When a toilet runs on and off, it’s called a phantom flush. A slow leak causes the leak from the tank into the bowl.

Constantly Runs

An adjustable float controls the water level in the tank. If you have a float that’s set too high, the water will spill into the overflow tube, which prevents the fill valve from shutting. When this happens, the toilet keeps running.

When Is It Better to Replace a Toilet?

Sometimes, having your Indianapolis home’s toilet replaced is a better option than having it repaired. These reasons include:


Is your toilet screaming 1980s? If the aesthetic is too outdated for your liking, you may want to switch to a newer toilet model.

Bathroom Renovation

Is your Indianapolis bathroom undergoing a full renovation? Even if your toilet is in good condition, upgrading it to a different model may better suit the new bathroom.

Excess Water Usage

Older toilets use 5 to 7 gallons of water for each flush. On the other hand, newer models only need 1.26 gallons per flush. If water usage is what you’re concerned about, it may be time to buy a new one.

Defective Components

Are there components of your toilet that can’t be repaired? In that case, you may have no other option but to find a replacement.

Cracks in the Porcelain Bowl

If your bowl has a minor crack, your only solution is to replace the porcelain bowl.

Learn More About B&W’s Service Plan

If you are looking for a toilet repair & installation company in Indianapolis, look no further. Our team of experts is well-equipped to handle any home bathroom issues. Our B&W service plan includes:

  • 10% discount on heating, cooling, and plumbing repairs
  • No excessive overtime fees for nights or weekends
  • Preferred scheduling

We also provide seasonal maintenance to make sure your toilet is ready for the warm and cold months. In the fall and spring, we offer our maintenance heating system check/tune-up.

If you are dealing with any of the issues we mentioned, feel free to give us a call and make a service request. We’d be happy to help you assess the problem and create a custom repair plan.

We’ll Work with You to Make Your Project a Reality.

At B&W Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electric, we know what it takes to raise a family. We’re a family business. That’s why we’ll work with you and Wells Fargo, whom we’ve developed relationships with to provide payment options that can help you purchase those bathroom or kitchen updates or that new home comfort system. Special financing is available with approved credit.