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Toilet Hose Leaking - This is What Professionals Plumbers Do

Toilet Hose Leaking - This is what Professionals Plumbers Do

Ever entered your bathroom only to find a pool of water around the toilet or heard the sound of running water when the toilet isn't in use? This can be a sign of a leaking toilet hose, which far too many homeowners and renters experience at different points in their lives.

Unfortunately, a leaking toilet can cause floor damage, increase water bills, and even pose a health hazard if not dealt with quickly and properly. This makes it crucial to address leakages, even minor seepages before they become a bigger problem.

Telltale Signs That Your Toilet Is Leaking

We’ve already mentioned finding a puddle of water on the floor around the toilet and hearing the sound of running water even when the toilet isn't in use as some of the main signs of a leaking toilet. However, they are not the only signs to look out for. Here are four other signs that indicate that your toilet is leaking:

  • The toilet has become loose from the floor and it feels unstable when you sit on it

  • There’s water seeping from the base of the toilet

  • Your toilet tank is taking longer than usual or failing to fill completely

  • The flush is not working well or has completely stopped working

Culprits Behind Toilet Leaks

There are several possible culprits behind toilet leaks. Some of the most common include:

Misaligned Flush Valve Assembly

Inside the toilet tank are several pieces that work together to make the flushing motion possible. One of those components is the flush valve assembly, which includes a ballcock and an overflow tube. If this assembly is not properly aligned with the drain, water will dribble out of the overflow tube into the bowl or onto the floor.