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Is it Possible for a Toilet Bowl to Crack?

Posted on March 18th, 2019

As people age, it’s natural to notice increased wrinkling of the skin. And as toilets age, it’s important to pay attention if you notice signs of aging as demonstrated by a crack in the toilet bowl. Left unattended, toilet bowl cracks can begin leaking water, causing damage to the surrounding flooring. Additionally, leaking toilet bowl cracks can also cause damage to the first-floor roof of your home if your bathroom is located on the second floor of the house.

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What Causes Cracks?

Typically, the impact from something falling onto the toilet can cause a crack to develop. In fact, the crack could be one that might merely be a hairline, at first, but eventually spread into something more serious. Attempting toilet repairs yourself, instead of relying on the skills of a professional plumber, can also result in cracks from over-tightened bolts or dropped equipment while attempting repairs.

And as mentioned earlier, toilet bowls, like all fixtures in a Phoenix home, are subject to aging. When doing regular cleaning of your toilet bowl, pay attention to any crazing or cracking you may notice; a warning sign of future leakage.

Why Should I Call a Professional Plumber?

At Plumbing & AC Medic, our licensed and trained technicians have dealt with toilet bowl cracks of all kinds. We can make a decision as to whether or not the crack can be patched against water damage or if the cracking is severe enough to recommend the installation of a new toilet fixture. However, the earlier that you catch the formation of a crack in your toilet, the earlier you’ll be able to prevent the water leakage and possible water damage from taking over your home.

No matter if you need assistance with a cracked toilet, or you are looking for some heating, cooling or plumbing assistance, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians!