Modern toilets are relatively simple yet often exhibit surprising symptoms with causes equally as varied. If you have a problem toilet that always seems to clog, run, exhibits lack of flushing power or if you need any sort of toilet repair or replacement, Sanders’ plumbing specialists can solve the problem.

Running toilets

First of all, things do wear out, including toilets. Even with tender, loving care and infrequent use, metal objects in constantly wet conditions will often corrode or rust causing failure. Sometimes the problem has to do with scale build-up or mineral deposits which can cause working parts to fail. The solution may be to clean the affected parts, but often it is more cost-effective to replace them. Upon inspection, Sanders’ experienced technicians will be able to advise you as to the appropriate action for your particular case. Worn out toilet parts can lead to constant running in your toilet and could be wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily.


Frequently the problem has to do with an inappropriate object being flushed down the toilet causing the toilet to appear stopped up or plugged. This could be something as simple as a plastic cup or a child’s toy. When flushed, large bath towels are not conducive to a smoothly operating toilet. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there is probably an obstruction in the trap or further down the drainpipe. It may even be a warning sign of a bigger problem farther down the sewer line. Sanders Home Services are experts at dealing with clogged toilets.

Is your toilet efficient or is it flushing your money away?

Older toilets manufactured before 1994 use 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf). Newer low-flow toilets use only 1.28 gallons per flush and offer dual flush features. The newest low-flow designs provide the same amount of flushing power as old 3.5 gallon models. A saving of over 50% in water usage.

Whether you wish to replace a toilet due to a problem or to improve the functionality such as a new model with an elongated bowl and low-flow design, Sanders Home Services can provide the experience and expertise necessary to help you make an informed decision and complete the job with ease.