Toilets, while they serve a vital purpose, can sometimes be the source of hidden leaks that go unnoticed for a long time. A sneaky leaky toilet wastes water, causes structural damage, and delivers high water bills. Below are some tips to identify these hidden leaks before they become a significant problem.
- Internal Tank Leaks. Inside the toilet tank, components work together to control water flow. Unfortunately, parts like the flapper or flush valve can degrade, causing water to seep from the tank to the bowl slowly. At Monster Plumbing, we can detect and address internal tank leaks.
- Check the Floor. Water on the floor could mean you have a leaky toilet. Sometimes, a wax ring or seal that connects the toilet to the floor degrades, allowing water to seep underneath the toilet causing subfloor damage. Although less common, cracks in the porcelain of the toilet bowl or tank can lead to hidden leaks. These cracks may be small and hard to detect, but they can cause continuous water seepage.
- Is Your Water Bill Higher Than Normal? Sometimes, the only indication of a hidden toilet leak is a sudden increase in your water bill. If you monitor your water usage and spot abnormal spikes, an undetected toilet leak might be the cause.
By understanding the sneaky side of a leaky toilet and learning to identify hidden leaks, you can take measures to address these issues promptly. Give us a call to get your leaky toilet under control. Preventing and fixing toilet leaks ensures your plumbing system’s long-term integrity.