7 Easy Toilet Maintenace Tips

Ever faced the panic of a toilet overflow just before guests arrive? At High Mark, we know all too well that toilet emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Today we’re sharing insider toilet maintenance tips so that your bathroom is crisis-free. Avoid plumbing nightmares by taking these simple tips and keeping those emergencies at bay.
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7 Simple Toilet Maintenance Tips

Looking to dodge expensive repairs by caring for your plumbing fixtures? We’ve crafted 7 simple toilet maintenance tips to help you save time, money, and avoid stress, ensuring your toilet works well for years.

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Regular Toilet Cleaning Routine

A well-maintained toilet can last as long as 10 to 15 years, in some cases, even longer! One of the best ways to ensure your toilet lasts is by having a regular cleaning routine. You can accomplish this with simple cleaning tools like an old toothbrush, household products, and consistency. You’ll notice less staining, clogs, and a hygienic space that smells fresh and stress-free.

Toilet Maintenance tips by High Mark Plumbing and Heating

Opt for Natural Cleaners; Avoid Harsh Drain Cleaners

Which brings us to cleaning products for your bathroom. Whether you’re looking for effective toilet bowl brushes or cleaners, it’s important to look for one that’s fast-acting and easy to use. That way, you’ll find toilet maintenance to be a breeze and hassle-free.


Did you know that some bathroom cleaners, like Drano, can harm your pipes? We recommend using natural drain cleaners for your toilet, such as enzyme cleaners, boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar. If you’ve tried several DIY methods and still have clogs, our High Mark service experts are ready with the right tools and skills to help you out.

Toilet Maintenance tips by High Mark Plumbing and Heating

Know What’s OK to Flush Down the Toilet

Most homeowners have faced clogged toilets at the worst possible time. We know how frustrating it can be to have impossible clogs, especially when there’s only one toilet in your home. To avoid clogs in your toilet, it’s best to stick to the 3 P’s: pee, poop, and (toilet) paper. Everything else, including flushable wipes, should be tossed into the trash. It’s as simple as that. By following the ‘3 P’s only rule’, you’ll keep your toilet clog-free and running smoothly.

Inspect for Leaks and Loose Parts During Your Cleaning Routine

During your toilet cleaning routine, it’s the perfect time to check for leaks, loose parts, and unusual sounds like constantly running water. When you find leaks or other concerns at the base of the toilet or tank, sometimes it’s an easy DIY fix and other times it may be best to call in the professionals. By having a consistent routine check-in with your toilet, you’ll avoid expensive repairs and possibly an early replacement.

Toilet Maintenance tips by High Mark Plumbing and Heating

Check Inside the Toilet Tank

Toilets that are used a lot every day can have some issues in the tank. Some of the common problems include toilets that won’t stop running because of a leaky valve, a broken flapper, rust, or cracks in the tank. For the most part, leaks are easily detected but other times, they can go unnoticed. By staying on top of your toilet maintenance, you’ll help prevent water damage and hassle.

Avoid Ignoring Foul Odours Around Your Toilet

Do you notice bad odours around your toilet? This could be due to various issues, such as worn-out wax seals or a malfunctioning vent pipe that’s supposed to let out sewer gas. To make sure your home stays fresh and clean, it’s essential to get an expert to find out the exact cause and fix it promptly.

Know When to Schedule Your Service

Have you noticed foul odours, running toilet, loose toilet seats, cracks in the bowl or tank? While some homeowners like to take on DIY projects, other times, it’s just safer to avoid DIY methods altogether to avoid further damage.


When you book your toilet repair with High Mark, we’ll ensure you have a safe and functional throne of relief. Whether it’s water pooling around your toilet or you suspect a failing wax seal, our service experts are available 24/7 to bring you ease of mind. With one bat signal, our experts are ready to tackle your concerns.

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Toilet Maintenance Tips – Summary

We hope these toilet maintenance tips make you feel ready to keep your toilet working well for many years to come. If you run into any problems along the way, High Mark’s service experts are here to help keep your toilet trouble-free. Just remember, taking care of your toilet today can prevent bigger problems tomorrow.


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