Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leaking Toilet

Do You Have a Leaking Toilet? How to Diagnose the Problem?

If you have a leaking toilet, you definitely need to repair it as soon as possible. If you don't repair it, the water will cause damage to your bathroom wood floor and, if the toilet is located on the second floor, the water can also cause damage in the ceiling, drywall and mold will build up around the wood frame and so on.

Detecting the Source of the Leak:

How to diagnose the source of a leaking toilet? This task is fairly simple, there's three or four possible location where the leak will come from.

The leaking might be between the toilet tank bowl and the tank, between the supply line and the tank or between the floor and the toilet base and, maybe between the supply line and the angle stop valve.

The best way to determine the source of the leak is to do the following:

Dry the floor around the toilet, dry around the tank and bowl, dry around the supply and the tank and the angle stop valve.

Once everything is dry, put several pieces of paper towel around the toilet base, under the angle stop valve and under the tank if possible.

Then Flush the toilet once and, with a flashlight carefully inspect everything slowly, as you flush the toilet, you should be able to determine if water is coming through the base, as the tank is filling up, you should be able to determine if the water is coming from between the tank and bowl and the same applies to the angle stop valve and the supply line.

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