Toilet leaks—Ft. Lauderdale
Leaking toilets are, at the very least, annoying and inconvenient. But they can also cause a lot of damage if left untreated and result in more costly repairs.
Water leaks account for approximately 14% of all water use in the average American home, and the toilet is one of the most likely places to find them.
Sometimes it is easy to tell that your toilet is leaking – you hear the sound of running water or a faint hissing or trickling. But many times, water flows through the tank silently, which is why these leaks are often overlooked.
Signs of a leaking toilet:
- Noises: If you hear bubbling noises or groaning sounds coming from pipes behind or beneath the toilet, chances are your house isn’t haunted. You may have a plumbing leak.
- Mysterious water on the bathroom floor: It could be a small amount well away from the bowl or right where the toilet meets the floor or wall. Small amounts of water from leaky toilets can run down the grooves between floor tiles or get soaked up by a rug. You can miss the early stages of a plumbing problem this way.
- Uneven floor or tile: Homeowners sometimes notice a bump in the floor or tiles coming up around the toilet—only to find a slow leak has been happening.
- Moldy or sewer gas smells: While your bathroom may not always be pleasant smelling, an extreme odor such as sewer gas or moldy fragrance may indicate a bigger issue.
Do you see water under the tank of your toilet? There are certain things you can do to fix your toilet and to keep it in a good working order. There are fix-ups you can do in your own, but you will need a professional plumber for bigger problems.
Things to check if you have a leaking toilet tank
- Make sure that the nuts under your tank are tightened. The nuts may cause the tank to leak, and this plumbing problem can be fixed with pliers or a wrench. If the nuts on the tank are tightened and the water is still dripping, you may need to replace the washers.
- Check for cracks in your tank. If you see that the tank of your toilet is broken, call Veterans Plumbing for an estimate to replace the toilet tank. The replacement of the toilet tank should be done by a professional plumber.
- If there is leaking around the flush valve, the flush-valve assembly is most certainly damaged, and you will need to replace it. Call a professional plumber for an estimate of replacement of the parts of your toilet.
- If water is leaking through the handle, check your float ball. It the float ball in your toilet tank is too high it may cause the overflowing of the tank. Bend the float arm to keep the water level lower. Some toilets don’t have float balls, but have water-intake assembly instead. Pinch the clip attached to the thin metal rod and slide it and the cup down to lower the water level.
If you have tried adjusting the water level without success, or the water is still leaking, call your Veterans Plumbing immediately.
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