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Common Causes of Residential Toilet Leaks

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Owning a home is one of the most rewarding and difficult jobs on the planet. As a homeowner, you are responsible for all of the repair and maintenance needs your residence has. American property owners spend roughly 1% of their home's total value on repairs annually, and one of the most common repairs homeowners encounter is a leaking toilet. If it's not fixed in a hurry, it's only a matter of time before water damage occurs. Read below to find out more about the most common causes of these types of leaks.

Problems With the Tank-To-Bowl Connection

The toilets in your home are made up of a number of components. Each of these components has to work in order for the toilet to operate properly. The connection from the tank to the bowl of the toilet is important. As time goes by, the components that make this connection possible may wear out. If you suspect this is the cause of your bathroom leak, be sure to assess the following:

  • The tightness of the nuts and bolts in the area
  • The condition of the gasket
  • The source of the water

By looking at these factors, you can get an idea of what needs to be done to fix your leaking toilet. If you suspect water damage has been done, then hiring professionals to clean it up and perform mold remediation services is a good idea.

Cracks in the Toilet Tank or Bowl

When trying to diagnose your toilet leak, you also need to check the condition of the bowl or tank. Over time, the porcelain that your toilet is constructed with may start to show signs of wear. If there is a crack on either the toilet’s tank or bowl, you will have to replace it immediately.
Inspecting your toilet on a regular basis is the best way to detect leaks early on. If you don’t feel comfortable with fixing your leaking toilet yourself, hiring professionals to do it is crucial.

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