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Is your toilet leaking?
When people say that their toilet is leaking it usually means one of two things.
If your toilet is leaking water outside the toilet, you’ll either see water on the floor near the toilet, at the base of the toilet, or worse, underneath the toilet.
All of these issues with your toilet should to be fixed immediately because they can cause serious damage to your home. Eventually, the water from the leaking toilet can damage the subfloor it is leaking onto and even cause mold to develop. Mold is a serious problem and it can make your home toxic. And if you do end up with mold, it will likely cost you thousands of dollars to have it properly removed and to have the affected area restored.
A leaky toilet supply is usually fairly easy to fix. Our expert plumbers do it all the time. Leaky supply lines are usually due to a connector coming loose, or wearing out. There could also be issues with the stop valve. If you attempt to tighten your supply lines to resolve the issue, just be careful not to overtighten which could damage other parts of the toilet.
If you have a two-piece toilet, it’s possible that the tank o-ring seal between the two parts has failed. 75% of the time, this is a sign of age and usually a reason for replacing your toilet. It can however be repaired.
As toilets age, they crack due to the stress from the years of use. At times, these cracks are visible from the outside. At other times, the cracks can’t be seen but the water around the toilet is a clue. One of our expert plumbers can inspect your toilet and determine if a crack is the cause of the leak, or if it’s something else. Cracked toilets should be replaced immediately.
If your wax ring has worn out or the seal is broken, our trained and professional plumbers will pull the toilet from the floor, remove the failed wax ring and reseat the toilet. This is a simple fix.
On the other hand, if your toilet is constantly or regularly running, it’s likely that the hardware inside the toilet has worn out.
Finding the problem is generally a matter of eliminating all the possibilities one by one until you find the right one. The most common cause is a faulty flapper valve, a large rubber valve that covers the hole where the toilet empties into the sewer.
When the toilet is flushed, the flapper raises and lets water flow through the hole. The flapper then closes to seal off the hole and prevent further water from flowing out of the toilet. A faulty flapper can leak due to cracks or splits. It can also leak if it fails to open properly when you flush the toilet, or if it fails to close when it should.
If you see water around the toilet, turn the toilet off as soon as possible to slow the damage that’s already being done. Once you’ve turned it off, call one of our expert plumbers immediately at (714) 464-7340.
If your toilet is constantly running, you might consider turning it off between uses, but the only thing this issue is doing is costing you money on your bill from excess wasted water. Resolving this issue will pay for itself fairly quickly and we’d love to help you.
Call us right away and we’ll schedule a time for one of our plumbing experts to come out to your home, assess the situation and fix your toilet. We’re always available, 24/7 and we will do it for a fair price, and with a smile, They don’t call us one of the friendliest and nicest plumbers in Orange County, CA for no reason.
So rest assured, we will take care of your leaky toilet and solve your plumbing problems. We’re here to fix it for you.
What’s causing water to leak from my toilet?
The water in the tank will rise to a certain level and then start to leak from an overflow tube. Moreover, a toilet can leak water due to a defective flapper, an improperly adjusted float ball, a defective fill valve, or a crack in the tank.
Why does my water never stop running?
A dripping faucet is usually a sign that the faucet needs to be replaced. There are many other reasons why your water won’t stop running, and in that case it’s best to call a plumber.
Why does my toilet not flush?
If the toilet doesn’t flush, there might be a blockage in the toilet or the tank. You should check both locations to find the location of the blockage and try to clear it.
How long might it take you to repair it?
Repairs will take between 4 and 24 hours depending on difficulty and availability of parts.
Can I install a new toilet myself?
To install a new toilet yourself, you will need to get the necessary tools and some plumbing knowledge. You will also need to know the size of the old toilet tank and the length of the pipe between the toilet and the waste pipe.
What is the lifespan of a toilet?
The lifespan of a toilet is typically 10 to 15 years.
Why Choose Us?
We’re specialized in repairing and replacing the sewer and drain lines in your home. Our plumbers are experts at digging deep to find the leak and can also help you fix the problem permanently so the leak doesn’t happen again. Besides, we are licensed, bonded and insured.
If you want your leaky toilet fixed now, call Orange County’s toilet repair experts at Elder and Young Plumbing. We’ll repair your toilet for a fair price. Call us now at (714) 464-7889.