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3 Signs You Need a Toilet Leak Repair
If you think about everything you use in your home, your toilet is one of the most important things. After all, you could go without one of your lights for a day or two, but it’s extremely important to have a safe and functioning toilet. If you suspect your toilet is damaged, you should hire a plumber as soon as possible so further damage doesn’t happen. But, sometimes it can be hard to tell whether or not you should hire a plumber. That being said, here are three signs you need a toilet leak repair.
Regardless of the amount of water, if there’s any standing water around the base of your toilet on the outside, that’s a surefire sign that you should hire a plumber for a toilet leak repair as soon as possible. Any water outside that sits around the outside of your toilet means there is a leak. Even if that leak is minor, if you don’t fix it as soon as possible, it could cause severe water damage.
Most of the time, toilet leaks start from the seal. But, that doesn’t mean that leaks only originate at the seal of your toilet. In fact, a lot of minor toilet leaks are caused by small fractures in the tank or bowl. If you find any cracks, even if they’re small, in or around your toilet, be sure to call your plumber to make sure you don’t need a toilet leak repair.
Lastly, if your toilet seems to run constantly, especially when you haven’t flushed it, this usually means that your toilet is damaged in some way. While it might be a leak, it could also be an issue with the flapper or overall toilet. The only way you can adequately identify and solve the problem is by hiring a plumber to inspect your toilet.