Indications Your Toilet is Leaking
There are many signs that your toilet is leaking. From obvious signs like flooding to those less-obvious signs, like stains, it’s important to watch out for:
- Water is leaking onto the floor from the cistern or outside of the toilet bowl: if you see water running down the outside of the toilet, or notice that the floor is wet around the bottom of the toilet, then the bolts in the cistern of the tank need replacing. This could also be caused by cracks or damage to the inside or outside of the toilet. If the leak is due to damage, you will need to replace the toilet.
- Water leaking or dripping into the toilet bowl: if after you’ve flushed and the water has stopped running, but you still see water coming into the toilet from the top, then you’re toilet is leaking. This is also caused by faulty or old parts that need repairing in the cistern.
- Brown stains: if you spot a brown stain at the back of the toilet bowl, chances are you have sprung a leak. This leak is usually caused by misalignment in the washers and ball valve located in the cistern. These parts could either need repairing or replacing.
Don’t Wait too long to Contact an Expert Plumber
Although a leaking toilet is not an emergency plumbing situation in most cases, it could quickly escalate if not fixed as soon as possible. Don’t wait too long to contact Ontime Local Plumbing. You’re more likely to waste time and money trying to patch up a leaking toilet yourself than you are likely to fix anything. There’s just too much risk in fixing plumbing yourself rather than calling an affordable plumber. Not only can DIY jobs cause the leak to increase in volume, but you could cause further damage to your toilet and/or pipes. Furthermore, an expert plumber is going to look for further damage caused by a leaking toilet to ensure your plumbing is reliable for the long-term.
Call The Ontime Local Plumber if you have a Leaking Toilet
Our team of courteous professionals can fix toilet leaks, but will also spot weaknesses in other plumbing that can lead to damage – particularly costly and unsafe damage. The Ontime Local Plumber should be your first plumbing-related call – any time, any day. Our 15 years of experience will make sure your plumbing remains safe, reliable, and long-lasting, all at an affordable rate. Call us today on 1300 215 296.