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Tips to Handle a Leaking Toilet

toilet-with-button-flushSomething in your home is leaking. Thankfully it isn’t a leak in the pipes in your walls which means it may be easier to find. But the problem is that, while easy to find, a toilet leak is a major issue. We have good news though! The Sweetwater Plumbing team is here to help. Service provided by an emergency plumber in Anaheim, CA is just a call or click away!

While you wait for your emergency plumber to arrive and resolve your leaking toilet issue, let’s take a moment to talk. We really just want to make sure that there is as little negative impact from your leaking toilet as possible. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you handle this problem and keep damage to an absolute minimum.

Watch out for warning signs to identify a leaky toilet ASAP

First and foremost, it pays to know what to look for. Watch out for any of these indicators that you have a toilet that is in trouble.

  • One of your toilets never stops running
  • You have toilets that flush on their own
  • There is water pooling around a toilet in your house
  • You are having problems with flushing your toilet
  • The toilet makes odd sounds throughout the day

Make sure to alert everyone to the issue and keep the toilet out of commission

If you notice any of the above indicators of a toilet leak, then you won’t want to make things worse. The best way to do that is to make sure that nobody else uses that toilet. Let everybody else in the house know that there was a problem and if necessary put something in front of the bathroom door or on top of the toilet lid to make sure that everyone remembers not to use this system.

Turn off the water supply to the toilet if possible

This is an important one. A leaking toilet is a source of wasted water and that is something that no one in California can afford. Look around your toilet and find the knob or switch to shut off the water supply to this appliance. This way, at the least, there won’t be any additional water to waste!

Do everything possible to minimize water damage

kIf you are noticing visible water around the toilet, do anything you can to combat it. Use towels to cover the floor and soak up the water. Change those towels out as often as you can. Additionally, if you have a leak in your toilet tank or bowl, see if you can use anything to catch the water before it collects on the floor. Water damage will make things more complicated so it is best to prevent it if possible.

Work with a professional only!

Lastly, if you are debating between calling in a professional or letting an amateur try to fix the issue, make sure to just call a trained plumber. You’ll save yourself a lot of pain if you work with a professional whenever you have a plumbing issue.

Whether you are handling a leaking toilet or another plumbing problem, you can come to us for the service you need.

We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! Contact Sweetwater Plumbing today

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