Cost to Repair a Toilet

Cost to Repair a Toilet

How much does it cost to repair a toilet? The contractor cost to repair a toilet is $267 vs. doing it yourself for $75. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 1.8 DIY 2.3
Money Pro $267 DIY $75
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $267 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Before you call a plumber to fix an old toilet, take a stab at diagnosing the problem. If that doesn’t work call a plumber. To troubleshoot the problem go to, a manufacturer's website where you'll learn how to inspect your toilet and determine exactly what's wrong. The problem is usually a broken or failing part that needs to be replaced. The parts of the toilet tank - fill valves, flappers and tank levers - age and weaken over time. And with continued use, the gaskets, seals and connectors in the tank can deteriorate.

Even if you’re not so handy, you can take a stab at fixing a toilet; if that fails, you can call in a pro as a last resort. Since a toilet is such an important part of every household, knowing how one works and how to keep it working is a life skill everyone can use.

Don't want to get involved doing this job yourself? Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by Plumbers in your area.

In the plumbing department of hardware stores and home centers, you'll find a wall of toilet replacement parts sold individually or as kits. In less than two hours you can tune up your toilet for $75, the cost of replacing those components. If the tune up doesn't do the trick, you can call a plumber, who will charge about $267 for a service call.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to repair a toilet lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor. To customize the cost to where you live add your ZIP Code in the cost box.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020

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