Toilet Flange Too High

Toilet Flange Too High? Here’s How To Fix It

If you are wondering how to fix a toilet flange that is too high, this blog article will teach you what you need to know. Generally, they get too high because your toilet is set at the wrong height and the flange starts to corrode. There are ways of fixing it though!

What is a toilet flange and why is it too high?

If you have a toilet that is flange is too high, you may be able to fix the issue by correcting the height of your flange.

There are a few reasons why a toilet’s flange may be too high. One possibility is that the toilet was installed improperly in the first place. If the flange is too high, water will pool on the floor below and around the toilet, causing it to leak and cause other problems. In addition, if water accumulates on the top of the flange, it can cause damage to both the toilet and drainage system. To fix this problem, you will need to adjust the height of your flange.

What are the symptoms that could indicate a toilet flange issue?

If you’re noticing that your toilet is not flushing properly, or if it’s leaking water from the base of the toilet, there could be a problem with the flange. Here are some common symptoms that might suggest a need for a new toilet flange:

-The toilet is not flushing properly
-Water is leaking from the base of the toilet
-The water level in the bowl is consistently low
-There is a lot of noise coming from the toilet when you flush it

How to fix a toilet flange issue

If you’re having trouble with your toilet’s flange being too high, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue.

1. Check to see if the water flow is interrupted anywhere in the system. This can be caused by a clog, broken pipe, or faulty flange. If the problem is with the piping, you’ll need to replace the entire system. If the issue is with the flange, it can be fixed with a new one or by adjusting the water level.

2. Make sure that the toilet is properly seated in its mountings. If it’s not, it could be pushing against the flange and causing problems. You may also need to adjust the bolts that hold it in place.

3. Clean and lubricate all of the moving parts of the toilet (water valve, flush handle, chain). This will help reduce friction and ensure smooth operation.

4. Check for any signs of corrosion on the water supply lines or fittings near your toilet. Corrosion can cause leaks and worsen problems with your flange. If you find corrosion, you’ll need to replace parts of your piping system as well as your toilet flange.

5. Check for bent or damaged pipes near your toilet to make sure they’re not creating pressure that may be causing the problem, and also check for any kinks or leaks in your supply lines before replacing the toilet flange.

6. If you are planning on replacing parts of your plumbing system that are located directly above your toilet (such as the water supply pipes) we suggest having a professional plumber do the work so as to avoid potential damage to other parts of your plumbing system.


If you are experiencing problems with your toilet flange, such as it being too high or water not flowing properly through the system, here is how to fix it. Start by removing the bolts that hold the bowl in place. Once those are removed, lift off the bowl and set it aside. Now use a level to mark where the new flange needs to be placed. Place the new flange over the marked spot and tighten all of the bolts using a wrench. Reinstall the bowl and bolt it into place using your original bolts. Be sure to check for any leaks before you finish up!

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Francisco Bowman

Francisco Bowman

Francisco is a Home and Garden expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He is passionate about helping homeowners choose the right Home and Garden for their needs and budget. Read his article for tips, tricks, and advice on everything Home and Garden-related.

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