Is your toilet constantly leaking but you don’t know why? You’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the common reasons your toilet leaks, if you can fix these issues yourself, and when to contact the professionals at RPG Plumbing.
Common Reasons Why Toilets Leak
There are several reasons why toilets leak. In this section, we’ll break them down and provide you with all the information you’ll need about the issue.
Cracked Tank or Bowl
Cracks in the tank or bowl of your toilet aren’t always a major problem. But, over time, they can lead to more severe damage, which may result in extensive plumbing problems (beyond the replacement of your toilet).
Dodgy Flush Valve Assembly
If your toilet is constantly running or dripping, it may signal an interior issue to do with the misalignment of a flush valve.
Worn Out Seals in Base
If there is water pooling at the base of your toilet, it’s a clear indication the seal has come to the end of its lifespan.
A toilet is held together by lots of different working parts, such as nuts and gaskets. While they are designed to last a long time, when they do come loose, you may find your toilet leaks frequently.
As pipes age, they rust. While this isn’t a huge problem, they can result in a crack. This will mean even more plumbing problems, which is why it’s best to address the issue early on.
Can I Fix Leaky Toilets Myself?
The numerous DIY articles and videos on the internet will tell you that it’s easy to fix a leaking toilet without ringing a plumber. In our experience, this almost never goes well, and usually results in making the issue a lot worse than it was.
As such, repairing a leaky toilet yourself is something we would never recommend to our clients.
When to Call RPG Plumbing
If you have a leaky toilet, the best course of action we can recommend is to call us at RPG Plumbing. Our experienced, professional team members have the qualifications and skills to repair or replace your toilet with little to no disruption.
To arrange for a service on your leaky toilet – or any other plumbing issues – call the experts at RPG Plumbing today.