Toilet Repair

Avoid expensive plumber bills when your toilet needs repair. We will show you how to fix any toilet problem yourself. It’s easier than you think!

How to Fix a Toilet That Won't Flush Well

If your expensive new toilet won't flush properly and the contractor is giving you the runaround, climb up on the roof and check the vent pipe.

Toilet Repair projects

  • Fix a Running Toilet

    If you've tried a new flapper to fix your running toilet and it still runs don’t give up hope. Here's a fix that's sure to work.

  • How to Improve Toilet Performance

    Fight back against toilets that don't flush. Learn the pros and cons of “gravity flush,” “pressure assist” and…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Toilet Seat Repair: Keep Your Seat Tight

    Tighten a loose or wiggly toilet seat with inexpensive rubber bushings and seat stabilizers. It’s a 15-minute fix that'll last for years.

  • How to Install a Toilet

    Installing a toilet is a lot faster and cheaper than hiring a plumber. The Family Handyman editor, Les Zell, shows you how to install a toilet…

  • How to Replace a Toilet

    Whether you're installing a better-flushing toilet or resetting the old one after remodeling, these tips will help you do it faster and with…

  • Toilet Seat Replacement

    How to replace a toilet seat when the bolts won’t come off. Tricks and techniques to get the job done quickly and easily.

  • Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet

    Minor wood rot around a toilet flange doesn’t always mean you have to replace the subfloor. Solve the problem with a metal flange support…

  • Fixing a Double Flushing Toilet

    If your toilet doesn't flush as well as it used to, there's a good chance that lime deposits are building up in the rinse holes and…

  • How to Clean a Sluggish Toilet

    If you have hard water, mineral deposits can accumulate in the rinse holes around the rim of the toilet, causing a weak flush. The fix is…