Discover the Most Typical Causes of a Leaky Toilet

April 23, 2016/ 0

When it comes to toilet leaks our Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers have seen it all. But often times, the leaks we are called to repair tend to be caused by the same 4 issues, which include a cracked tank, cracked bowl, worn washers and/or bolts, and rusty pipes. Discover what our top Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers have to say about each.

Cracked Tank

Your toilets tank is the area where water is housed that flows into the bowl when you flush the toilet. If the tank becomes cracked, water can escape from the tank and cause a leak. In this instance, you will need to replace your toilet’s tank with a new one.

Cracked Bowl

A cracked bowl cannot only waste a lot of water, but it can also cause significant property damage that could lead to expensive repairs. If your toilets bowl is cracked, you will need to replace your entire toilet to resolve the issue.

Worn Washers/Bolts

Toilets have two large bolts that keep the tank attached to the bowl. If the bolts or surrounding washers fail, this can cause water to seep out and leak onto the floor. In this instance, you will need to replace the effected parts.

Rusty Pipes

Rust is the result of corrosion and effects the metal portions of a toilet. Because many toilet parts are continuously underwater, rust can become an issue. However, replacing these parts when they become warn and rusted can correct this problem and help ensure your toilet remains leak free.

For more information on toilet leaks or for help troubleshooting a current issue, please contact our highly skilled Orange County or Los Angeles plumbers at 1 (800) 464-7586. We can help!


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