Plumbing issues can ruin your home—and your budget—overnight. It helps if you know the warning signs for real problems and nuisances to look for that can wait for services. A whining toilet can be alarming for more than one reason. The next time you flush and hear a screeching, whistling, or hissing sound, make sure to get a qualified plumber on the line. Our experienced plumbers can handle a wide range of bathroom plumbing services.

If your toilet is whining, you may need to replace or repair one of the following: Many homeowners can’t diagnose this problem because they don’t have the experience or tools necessary for the job. Once diagnosed, however, fixing a refill valve or ballcock assembly can be difficult for novice plumbers. To repair the issue, stop the whining and prevent any unnecessary water losses, it’s best to hire a reliable, professional plumber to do the work.​

The ballcock assembly needs to be replaced or repaired. The ballcock joint is a plastic piece found in the inner workings of your toilet tank. The tank and bowl refill tubes and the float ball lever are connected to it, making it a hub of action every time the toilet is flushed.​​

The refill valve or seal is damaged. A flapper or seat ball sits at the bottom of the toilet tank. It rises during a flush to empty the water and create the pressure needed to draw more water into the toilet. Under the seat ball is the flush valve seat. Clogging, cracking, or another disturbance at these points can also create a whining, screeching, or high-pitched drone after a toilet flush.​

Our locally family-owned and operated company has served homes and businesses in Charleston, SC, and the surrounding areas since 1972. Please complete our easy, online service request form or call us at 843-556-9550 to schedule plumbing repair services with a Smoak’s Comfort Control plumber today.