Ask Pete: Can A Cracked Toilet Tank Be Repaired?

Have a crack in your toilet tank? Depending on the size and severity of the damage, fixing it can be an easy repair. The most important thing to do is get a professional to do the repair for you. That way, you can guarantee that it’s properly fixed and won’t have any more problems.

Can A Cracked Toilet Tank Be Repaired?

The good news is that a cracked toilet tank can be repaired. The bad news is that a repair is only possible if the crack is small. A hairline crack in your toilet tank is a reasonably quick repair. In this situation, the best thing to do is call a professional to fix the crack. They’ll be able to properly seal the crack without causing any further damage. Unfortunately, if your tank has a large crack, you’ll probably have to replace it and might even have to replace the entire toilet. 

Why Would a Toilet Tank Crack?

A toilet tank can crack for many reasons. Here are a few of the most common ways a toilet tank would crack: 

  • An old or aging toilet tank.
  • Dropping something on the tank. 
  • Over tightening a bolt on the tank.
  • Dropping the lid of the tank on the toilet. 

If any of these things have caused a crack in your toilet’s tank, there’s no need to worry. Fixing it can be as easy as calling your plumber. 

Is it Common for Toilet Tanks to Crack?

It’s normal for toilet tanks to crack, especially if your toilet is old or has had an accident. People drop toilet tank lids or cause other hard impacts on toilet tanks all the time. So, you shouldn’t worry that something is off if your toilet tank breaks because of impact or age.  However, it’s not common for toilet tanks to crack if they are new and haven’t had any accidents.  

Can You Use Epoxy on a Cracked Toilet?

If your toilet has a small hairline crack, a professional will use epoxy to seal the crack. Epoxy is a compound mixture of chemicals that creates a polymer. It’s commonly used as a protective covering, crack filler, and adhesive. 

Can You Just Buy a Tank for a Toilet?

If your toilet tank has a large crack, replacing it by buying a new one is an easy fix. But, if you decide to do this, you must make sure that your new tank matches the toilet manufacturer and model of your current toilet. If you don’t, the toilet won’t work correctly. Because it can be difficult to find the perfect match, many people just end up replacing their whole toilet. 

Got a Cracked Toilet? Talk to One of Our Professionals 

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. Give us a call at 480-388-6093 or contact us online to get a free estimate on your next plumbing project today.

Ask Pete: Should I Turn Off My Water When I Go On Vacation?

So, the question is, “Should I turn off my water when I go on vacation?” It depends! I know you hear that a lot from me, but it’s true. In many cases you won’t need to turn it off and in some cases you will absolutely need to do so. Mostly for those of us in the East Valley of Arizona, the answer is “no” for short trips, but there are some times you may want to, so I’ll clarify that. Continue reading

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

Homeowners in the East Valley of Arizona, along with most other regions of the country, are familiar with the problems tap water can have. Everything from bad taste to local contamination alerts can affect how we feel about this vital resource. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) shares some frankly scary information about America’s water including the fact that over eighty percent of household water has carcinogens and that samples from all States contain arsenic, lead, chromium-6, and other dangerous contaminants. Many people have taken matters into their own hands and taken the EWG recommendation to install a reverse osmosis system. So, what is this water-enhancing feature, and how does reverse osmosis work? Continue reading

Ask Pete: Why Are My Pipes Knocking When I Flush The Toilet?

If you hear a knocking sound every time you flush the toilet, you might feel concerned about a possible plumbing issue. This noise, also called a “water hammer,” often sounds like someone is knocking on the walls of your home every time a person flushes the toilet. It might seem like this is a huge plumbing issue that needs immediate professional help. But, lucky for you, a “water hammer” is usually a simple fix that can and should be done quickly.  Continue reading

Choosing A Reverse Osmosis System

If you want to remove pollutants, harmful chemicals, and other contaminants from your drinking water, a reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration system is the solution. RO systems are the most effective at filtering away things like heavy metals, bacteria, dirt, copper, and calcium to leave you with fresh, pure drinking water. But, with so many options available, choosing a reverse osmosis system can be a challenge.  Continue reading

Imagine The Possibilities Of Instant-Hot Water!

We are all a little spoiled by our modern life. Faster and better just keeps getting faster and better!  Now that innovation has come to your kitchen sink, because not only can you have amazing faucets that practically do the dishes for you (mostly kidding) but those smart inventor types have now made it possible to have piping hot water right at your tap. Imagine the possibilities of instant hot water at the ready!  Continue reading

Spring Tips For Outdoor Plumbing

Are you ready to make the most of Arizona’s beautiful spring weather? There are so many ways to create an amazing outdoor oasis right in your own backyard so that every day can start and end with a mini vacation. With our ‘Spring tips for Outdoor Plumbing’ list, you can make sure your space is ready for your brilliant ideas to be implemented. Continue reading

How To Run Plumbing For A Garage Workshop

Converting your garage into a workshop, added living space, or an Airbnb room can improve your home’s resale price while giving you the space you need. To do this, you’ll need to have running water in your garage so that you can install necessities like a utility sink or shower. Not sure how to do that? You’re in luck! Here’s what you need to know about how to run plumbing for a garage workshop or second living space.   Continue reading