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Do You Know How To Spot Toilet Problems?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

The bottom of a toilet leaking Ignoring a leaking toilet is a recipe for disaster.

Common Causes of Toilet Problems

Your home’s toilets are a bit strange. While you likely use your toilets every day, you also probably don’t like to think much about them. Even though bathroom fixtures in your Buellton, CA, home can be easy to forget, you don’t want to ignore a leaking toilet. By understanding some common causes of toilet problems, you increase your chances of the sort of long-term damage that comes from a bathroom leak.

Common Toilet Problems

To function properly, your toilet takes in clean water and flushes away waste. Because the system is simple, problems are usually easy to identify. If you notice any of the following, your toilet may require some repairs:

  • Leaks
  • Sweating
  • Corrosion
  • Wobbling
  • Failure to flush
  • Failure to fill

Causes of Toilet Problems

Often, the cause of a leaking toilet falls into one of two categories. First, you may have a dry wax ring. Your toilet relies on a wax ring to form a water-tight seal between the fixture and your plumbing system. Unfortunately, rings can dry out, causing the seal to crack. If it does, water may seep onto your bathroom floor.

Alternatively, your bathroom leak may be due to the tank flange. If the flange is not tight, water may not stay where the toilet’s designers wanted it to stay. Often, tightening the flange is the best way to stop your toilet from leaking.

Fixing Toilet Problems

Before you can repair your toilet, you must be certain you minimize the negative effects of a leak. If you catch the problem early, you can likely wipe away accumulated water. If the leak has persisted for a while, however, you may need a professional flood-mitigation service to help you contain mold growth, clean soiled items and repair damaged surfaces.

As you probably know, ignoring a leaking toilet is a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, the cause of your toilet problem is probably easy to identify. With a bit of work, you can likely return your bathroom to its pre-leak condition.

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