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Leaky Situation

Leaky Situation

leaky toilet is not something that anyone looks forward to but when or if it does happen, you need to know what to do. A good way to determine where the leak is coming from is to put food coloring in the toilet bowl let it sit and then flush. If you see the food coloring running on the ground you know that the leak is at the base of the toilet.

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Unfortunately if you do have a leak then the toilet will have to be removed and a new wax ring will have to be installed. This is where an experienced plumber is needed to appropriately apply a new wax ring. Do not risk doing this job yourself!

If the leak is not coming from the base of the toilet, then you might want to check the tank of the toilet. Put food coloring in the bowl of the toilet, let it sit and then flush. If there is still colored water in the bowl of the toilet after you flush then you know that the tank is leaking. Again, once you find out what the problem is you should call an experienced plumber and let them handle the situation from this point on. If you try and replace these parts yourself and not do it properly, you may end up costing yourself more money in the long run.

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