Why is My Toilet Making a Weird Noise?

At some point in your life, you may have noticed that your toilet is making weird noises. Some toilets may be making a sound that resembles a foghorn while others may be making a moaning or groaning noise. The only sound that your toilet should be making is a flushing sound; any other sound should be cause for concern. At BMW Plumbing Inc., we are providers of some of the best plumbing services in Northbrook, Il and we want to help you fix your toilet problems. Here are some common noises and what they mean.


When the refill valve lets water into the tank, it creates a running sound. This noise should only last for about 30 seconds after flushing ends. If the running sound continues to occur, there is likely a leak between the bowl and the tank. Contact us if you need help fixing this problem.


You may hear a sound that many refer to as a “water hammer.” This is likely coming from your toilet’s pipes after the sink refills. As the water is flowing through the pipes, it abruptly stops, causing this noise. Because the water has nowhere to go, it hits the closed valve and generates a shockwave. If this is the case for you, you’ll need to completely drain your plumbing system in order to solve the problem.


Gurgling sounds come from the drain pipe rather than the toilet itself. It is usually a sign that the drain pipe is partially blocked or that something is blocking its vent.

If you’ve been noticing strange noises coming from your toilet, take advantage of some of the best plumbing services in Northbrook, Il. Call BMW Plumbing Inc. to get started.

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