Is Your Toilet Leaking? The Answer Isn’t Always Obvious

You don’t see water on the bathroom floor. That’s why you believe your toilet doesn’t have a leak. However, certain kinds of toilet leaks are not obvious. If your answer is yes to one of these questions, your toilet probably has a leak.

Is Your Toilet Leaking? The Answer Isn't Always Obvious

Does Your Toilet Make Noise When It’s Not in Use?

No one has flushed the toilet, but you hear the sound of it refilling every few minutes or every few hours. Usually, a toilet with this problem is leaking from the tank to the bowl. There’s an easy way to confirm the leak. Put a few drops of food coloring into the tank. Don’t flush the toilet. After 25 minutes, if colored water from the tank has appeared in the bowl, there’s a leak.

A toilet leak wastes more water than you might think. According to the United States Geological Survey, a constant toilet leak will waste around 8,000 gallons of water in a year.

Does Your Toilet Rock or Wobble?

When your toilet rocks or wobbles, you don’t think it’s a big deal. After all, the toilet still works and you don’t see a leak. The problem is what’s happening underneath your toilet. When a toilet moves around, the movement usually damages the wax seal. The damaged wax seal can’t do its job, which is to prevent water leaks under the toilet.

Unfortunately, many homeowners ignore a rocking toilet since they don’t realize it’s also leaking. They become aware of the leak when the ceiling below the bathroom starts dripping or falling. By that time, the subfloor also has rotted. It’s important to call a plumber to fix a rocking toilet as soon as possible to limit damage to your home.

Help for Dallas Area Homeowners

Since a toilet leak can waste water or cause costly property damage, contact us and we can repair the leak.

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