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How to Deal with a Leaking Toilet

sunny-plumberThere is a high concentration of plumbing pipes and fixtures in your bathroom, obviously. In fact, when a lot of homeowners hear mention of the word “plumbing,” they will immediately think of their bathrooms. It is no surprise to hear, then, that the bathroom is frequently the location of problems with the plumbing system. What is surprising to hear, however, is that the problem is not always what it seems!

Today, we are going to look at the issue of the leaking toilet. If you do have a leaking toilet, you’ll want to schedule prompt bathroom plumbing services in Tucson, AZ. To do so, you need only call upon the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson. We are going to give you some tips about toilet leaks in the post that follows, including one tip that may help you to avoid an unnecessary service call to begin with. So read on, and rest assured that we’ll help you to get the best performance possible from your residential plumbing system. 

Rule Out Condensation!

Oh dear, there is water all over the floor! I think my toilet is leaking! Better call in the pros! You are right to call in professional plumbers when your toilet is leaking—provided that your toilet is actually leaking, of course. If it is only giving you the appearance of leaking, then calling the pros is actually just a waste of time and money.

What are we talking about here? Condensation, that’s what. Yes, your toilet can leak and leave water all over your bathroom floor. However, it is also possible that there is too much humidity in the air in your home, and there is just a lot of condensation on the toilet tank. If this is the case, that condensation can drip off of the tank and give the appearance of a leak in your bathroom.

Is the Toilet Running?

You could have a couple of different kinds of leaks. A running toilet suggests that there is not enough water in the tank. The water could be leaking into the bowl due to a misaligned or damaged flapper sealing the bottom of the tank. That’s an easy fix, requiring a quick adjustment or the replacement of the flapper.

If the tank itself is leaking, however, you’ll need a replacement. Much like a ruptured hot water tank, there is just no fixing a toilet tank that has cracked. We can help you to find the right replacement to suit your bathroom perfectly.

Is It a Base Leak?

Does it seem like the water is actually coming from the base of the toilet? That’s definitely a possibility, albeit something of an inconvenient one. You don’t want to uninstall your toilet on your own, let alone attempt to make repairs to the connection that is leaking.

We can remove the wax seal and the toilet, diagnose the problem, and fix it before reinstalling your toilet the right way. This isn’t a DIY project, so if you notice water pooling around your toilet, let us know right away.

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