Top 5 Toilet Bowl Issues and How You May Solve Them

(Last Updated On: January 11, 2018)

There can be a number of plumbing issues affecting toilet bowls in Singapore ranging from toilet bowl leaking to toilet bowl clogging. However, most of these are comparatively simple to solve and any business or home owner can address this issue but some are a bit tricky and if done wrongly, you may have to replace the toilet bowl in Singapore. Let’s take a look at the top 5 toilet bowl issues on our list and possible solution to solve them.

  1. Double flusher

This can happen when the water level in the water tank is set too high causing the toilet to flush 2 times to release the over-capacity water.

Toilet-Flush-System-Replacement-Plumber-Singapore-Condo-Lavender-1

You may want to lower the water inlet amount from the supply valve, which is found usually on the side or back of the toilet bowl. But this may only be a temporary fix, which case if it happens even after adjusting the valve, you may want to consider engaging a plumber to look at your toilet bowl parts.

  1. Sluggish Flush

Your toilet might have a partial toilet bowl choke, or there could be a real clog downstream from your toilet.

Repair-toilet-cistern-flush-system-plumber-singapore-3

Try pouring a bucket full of water. Dump the whole water into the toilet very quickly, with as less splashing as possible. If the flushing becomes more vigorous, it may not be a clog. However, it is likely to be a clog if water accumulates in your bowl and drains slowly, in which case it is recommended to seek professional help as these cases can be tedious for the average joe.

  1. Slow Tank Fill

This issue could arise from a shut-off valve that is present beneath the tank and is closed partly. It arises when water flowing into the tank might have been restricted by the previous owner or the plumber previously engaged.

Replacement-Of-Toilet-Flush-Cistern-Plumber-Singapore-HDB-Telok-Blangah-1

In cases in which the shut off valve is not permanently affix at the current position; the owner can adjust the switch to allow the flow of output to increase. But in cases in which it is permanently affixed, depending on the type of establishment that you need assistance for, you need a residential plumber or a commercial plumber to help you with the issue.

  1. Partial Flush

This can be caused by the flapper valve dropping too quickly due to it being waterlogged

Toilet-Flush-System-Cistern-Replacement-Plumber-Singapore-HDB-Holland-Village-2_wm
You should look at the valve while flushing. It needs to stay up unless around 80% or more amount of water happens to have drained from your toilet tank. If it is observed to drop too fast, a new replacement flapper is needed for the flush system.

  1. Water around the toilet floor

There are a few factors that may have caused this, such as wear-and-tear of the wax/rubber ring between the toilet base and the drainage pipe, or it might be from the water supply or even condensation.

Toilet-Bowl-Replacement-Plumber-Singapore-HDB-Bedok-11

You may want to check if it leaking from the base or from the supply line by applying different food colouring to the toilet bowl and the flush tank. In the case in which it leaks the colour from the toilet bowl, you will notice where it might be coming out from and possibly replace the wax/rubber ring which involve procuring the materials and cutting the existing ring. If it’s leaking from the water supply, for example, the connecting pipe or even the flush tank, you may have to engage professional help for this.


We provide full installation and replacement of water heater, including installation and repair of false ceiling. We provide installation of full range of water heaters with choice from Joven water heater, Rheem water heater, Ariston Water heater, Rubine Water heater and Champs Water Heater, comes with product warranty and service warranty. Call us to enquire +65 66536258

Mr Plumber Singapore provides full range of plumbing services in Singapore, including plumbing repair, water pipe leak repair, water heater installation, clearing clogged sink/drain/toilet bowls, installation & repair of toilet bowl, kitchen sink, toilet sink, drainage pipe, concealed pipes, floor trap, etc. We have a team of licensed plumbers who are available for emergency plumbing and are 24 hours plumber ready. We have over 10 years of plumbing experience and have done thousands of plumbing jobs for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB plumbing) and commercial plumbing. We are the highly recommended plumber Singapore,with many happy customers and reviews over the years on Google and Facebook. Call us for transparent quotation and honest pricing for all your plumbing needs at +65 66536258

Our Plumbing Work

About Mr Plumber Singapore

Mr Plumber Singapore provides full range of plumbing services in Singapore, including plumbing repair, water pipe leak repair, water heater installation, clearing clogged sink/drain/toilet bowls, installation & repair of toilet bowl, kitchen sink, toilet sink, drainage pipe, concealed pipes, floor trap, etc. We have a team of licensed plumbers who are available for emergency plumbing and are 24 hours plumber ready. We have over 10 years of plumbing experience and have done thousands of plumbing jobs for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB plumbing) and commercial plumbing. We are the highly recommended plumber Singapore,with many happy customers and reviews over the years on Google and Facebook. Call us for transparent quotation and honest pricing for all your plumbing needs at +65 66536258

Like Us on Facebook

Related posts