Leaky Toilet | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Leaky Toilet | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

A leaking toilet is unsanitary and it also wastes water. If you can’t find or fix the problem, call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.

Your day started off badly when you went into the bathroom and discovered water on the floor around your toilet. Water around your toilet is an indication your toilet is leaking. The next step is figuring out whether the tank is leaking or if the water is seeping out from the base.

If the leak is originating from the tank area, then the most likely reason is a problem with the flush valve system, according to chemngcountyny.gov.

“At the bottom of a toilet tank is the flapper, or flush valve ball. The ball or flapper is supposed to form a watertight seal. After a period of time this part can begin to deteriorate or become defective. When this occurs, water begins to leak around it into the toilet bowl. Although this leak is the most common, it can be the most difficult to detect, because the toilet leaking is silent,” chemungcountyny.gov says.

It adds, “While the ineffective flush valve is responsible for most leaks, fill valve problems result in a leaking toilet tank as well. The second most frequent cause of a leaking toilet tank is a broken or inadequately placed fill valve, or ball cock. Problems occur when the shut-off valve does not completely close or the float is placed too high. If this happens, the tank will experience a continuous flow of water, which then enters the overflow tube.”

The flushing mechanism might not be the problem. The problem might originate from the base of the toilet. In that case, thespruce.com notes that the leak could arise from the bolts that fasten the toilet to the floor, the wax ring that helps keep the toilet attached, or condensation that’s seeping onto the floor.

Repairing some of these could involve removing the toilet so you, for example, could replace the wax ring. Many homeowners either can’t locate the cause of the leak and/or don’t want to repair it themselves. If that’s the case, you need to call the trusted 24-hour plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help. Let Billy do the job and then you can go have fun at Pier 60 instead of slaving over a broken toilet.

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