Ask Pete Why Does My Toilet Rock Back And Forth

Is your toilet feeling like a rocking chair? A toilet that rocks back and forth is uncomfortable. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, fixing your rocking toilet sooner rather than later is important. Keep reading to learn what Pete says about getting your toilet to stop rocking.

What Pete Says: Why Does My Toilet Rock Back and Forth?

The way your toilet sits on your bathroom floor is the biggest reason it rocks back and forth. If your toilet doesn’t sit flush against the floor, it will start moving as you use it. Most often, toilets rock back and forth because of a loose bolt, an uneven floor, or problems with the wax seal that connects your toilet to its drainage system. 

It might not seem like a huge problem, but a toilet that rocks back and forth can cause significant issues down the line. Finding the cause of your rocking toilet will help you solve the problem faster, which is important. When your toilet constantly moves back and forth after each use, it eventually wears down the components that keep it in place. If you leave it for too long, a rocking toilet can cause major sewage leaks or floor damage. 

How do I Stop My Toilet from Rocking Back and Forth?

Stopping your toilet from rocking back and forth may be as simple as having basic plumbing knowledge and the ability to tighten a loose bolt at the base of your toilet. But sometimes, the cause of a rocking toilet is a more difficult problem to solve. Often, the toilet’s wax seal has to be replaced, and the entire toilet needs to be reseated. Having a professional plumber take a look at your toilet will ensure your toilet doesn’t need any further repairs. 

How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Rocking Toilet?

The cost of fixing a rocking toilet depends on several different factors: 

  • The severity of the problem.
  • How long your toilet has been rocking.
  • The cause of the rocking. 
  • Which parts need replacing and repair. 

Call your local professional plumber for a toilet repair estimate to get a better idea of the cost to fix a rocking toilet in your area.

Get Your Toilet Fixed Today

Now that you know why your toilet has been rocking back and forth, it’s time to fix it. Moving quickly will prevent any further damage and save you from expensive repairs down the line.

Phend Plumbing is your local plumbing specialist in the Phoenix Valley area. With offices in Mesa-Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona, our family-owned business has years of experience helping homeowners and businesses with all their plumbing needs. We offer up-front pricing and fast, professional work. Call us at 480-388-6093 or contact us online to get a free estimate on your rocking toilet.