Why Does My Toilet Leak Every Time I Flush?
What To Do When Your Toilet Is Leaking?
If you have a leaky toilet every time you flush, your first thought may be that the toilet needs to be replaced. Sometimes this is true, but there are other factors that can cause leaks that don't involve replacing the entire system.
In this article we'll cover some common causes of leaking toilets and what you can do about them.
Issues with the tank and the toilet installation.
The tank is installed too low. The most common cause of this issue is a misaligned wax ring, which you can read about below.
The toilet is not level. This can be caused by a loose installation or an old wax ring that has become misshapen over time, and it's remedied by simply adjusting the toilet until it's level again.
The wax ring isn't properly installed or broken. A high-quality wax seal around the base of your toilet will prevent leaking from occurring, but this seal needs to be kept in good condition if you want to avoid leaks entirely—if there are cracks or tears in the old seal, then water can seep under them and leak out into your bathroom every time someone flushes their toilet!
Your toilet itself may be broken; check for any loose parts inside your tank before proceeding with any other repairs (and make sure everything looks like it should).
Your tank flange might also need replacing; if so, contact us today at (941) 575-5910 and we'll help get things flowing smoothly again!
Dry wax ring or improper installation
Sometimes a wax ring can dry out and need replacing. A wax ring is the seal between your toilet base and the floor. If your wax ring is cracked or broken, water will leak from under your toilet every time you flush it.
This can be corrected by simply replacing the wax ring with a new one. This should be done every 5-7 years, or if there has been any plumbing work done in that area of your bathroom (such as removing tiles).
Tank flange can be broken or tank not tightened
If your toilet flushes and leaks water, the problem could be that your tank flange is broken or not tightened correctly. To fix this issue, you'll need to tighten it and/or replace it if necessary.
SERVPRO of Punta Gorda
You can count on SERVPRO of Punta Gorda to be ready to respond 24/7, with emergency services available any time you need us. Whether you have a full-scale emergency or a simple plumbing leak, we’re dedicated to being fast and thorough when restoring your home. SERVPRO is the #1-rated water damage company in the U.S., and we provide professional, certified technicians using advanced equipment for the best possible outcome. We can help you with:
- Professional water removal
- Expert drying procedures
- Mold remediation
The good news is that a leaky toilet can be fixed. Whether your leak is coming from the tank or the bowl, SERVPRO of Punta Gorda can help you. We have years of experience dealing with all types of leaks and can get your home back in order quickly by using advanced water damage restoration techniques. Our team will assess the damage and provide you with a plan so that your home doesn’t suffer even more damage while we work on fixing it up!