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3 Troubling Truths of Toilet Leaks

sunny-plumbersOkay, so not all of these are troubling in the grand scheme of things. In fact, some of them are decidedly good news. While professional plumbing service is almost always required to resolve most plumbing problems, there are some issues you may run into with your toilet that you can fix yourself. So what’s troubling about that? Well, they can be tricky to diagnose. That is why, even if you think a problem isn’t that serious, you should work with a Sunny Plumber if you have any doubts.

Your toilet in Tucson is not really something that you can live without. It’s one of your first stops in the morning, and one of the last at night. Every member of your household depends on it to do its job right. So be on the lookout for signs of trouble, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you think that you need any professional toilet plumbing services. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to bathroom plumbing.

A “Leak” Could Mean a Lot of Different Things

If you notice water surrounding your toilet, we understand that you might panic a bit. Nobody wants to deal with a leaking toilet, especially when you’re trying to get ready for the day. Just remember that this toilet leak may not be exactly what it seems. Rule out simple issues like:

  • Someone not toweling off very well and dripping all over the floor after showering.
  • Condensation from the toilet pooling around the fixture.

Seems obvious? Sure. But trust us, people can and do make these assumptions. Also keep in mind that you may not be able to see a leak so obviously. The tank may leak into the bowl, for instance. Well, you might think, at least it’s landing in the bowl. Not big deal, right?

Wrong—Yes Big Deal!

Why would a toilet tank leaking into a bowl be a bigger issue than you’d think? Well, for starters—you’re paying for that water! If you ignore this problem and hear the toilet running all the time, what you’re hearing is your money quite literally going down the drain!

Plus, it may not be as simple an issue as a misaligned or cracked flapper seal at the bottom of the tank. If the tank itself is compromised, it needs to be replaced. And, ideally, that will be done before further compromise leads to a much more serious problem all over the bathroom floor.

Some Issues Demand Professional Service

If you’ve ruled out a really simple fix, like replacing a flapper or maybe dehumidifying the air to fight condensation, it’s time to call in the pros. You could have a leak beneath the seal of the toilet, and removing a toilet to fix that requires a professional’s skill. If you have any reason at all to suspect toilet issues, we’re never more than a phone call away.

Schedule your plumbing services with The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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