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Can a Cracked Toilet Bowl Be Repaired?

We rely heavily on toilets to work as they’re intended to, but toilets don’t last forever. Most toilets last for 10-15 years and can withstand a lot of issues within that time. Little cracks on the toilet bowl may appear, but these are not a sign that your toilet needs to be replaced. Depending on the size and location of the crack on your toilet bowl, it can most likely be repaired.

If it seems like your toilet has stood the test of time and you’re thinking about replacing it, or maybe want a second opinion, call the experienced plumbers at Heartland Heating, Air and Plumbing. Our plumbers can help you replace your toilet if you notice that your toilet is cracked and leaking. If touching toilets is not your thing, we can help. Contact us today to schedule plumbing services.

Where is the Crack on the Toilet Located?

Some cracks on toilet bowls are easier to repair than others. Where the crack is located and the type of crack can determine if it’s a fixable crack or not. However, cracks often lead to leaks, and leaks lead to water damage.

Cracks In The Tank

Mistakes like placing the lid of the toilet tank down too hard can cause cracks in your toilet tank. While you might worry about these cracks initially because they are above the water line, it’s a good idea to monitor them closely. Overtime, cracks can grow and cause leaks. You want to be especially wary about toilet tank leaks because the tank holds most of the water for the toilet, and a leak could be very damaging.

Cracks in the Toilet Bowl

If the crack on your toilet is above the water level, then you might think you don’t need to worry about it because it is above the water and it shouldn’t cause any leaking. However, over time this crack can grow. If you notice a crack like this, mark either side of the crack with a marker and see if it grows. If it grows below the water level, then you’ll want to replace your toilet.

A crack below the water level in the toilet bowl might be hard to see or repair because of the shape of the toilet. If the toilet bowl crack is visible in the part of the bowl that retains water, you’ll probably want to replace the toilet.

Invisible Cracks

Finally, if you’ve noticed puddles of water on the floor next to the toilet, or water missing from the toilet, but you can’t find any cracks in the toilet, you probably have an invisible crack. You can try to tighten the toilet, or inspect the bottom for cracks, but you might not find any. If you think you have an invisible crack, then replace your toilet to avoid water damage to your bathroom floor.

Call Heartland For Plumbing Repairs

If you think that your toilet is beyond repair, then call Heartland for toilet installation. Replacing the toilet is a guaranteed way to stop leaks. The plumbing team at Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing can get your new toilet installed quickly and correctly so you’ll never have to worry about leaks again. If you’ve got terrible toilet problems, schedule service with Heartland today.