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What are some reasons a toilet would leak?

Toilets can leak due to a variety of reasons, often leading to wasted water and increased utility bills. Common causes of toilet leaks include:

  1. Worn-Out Wax Rings: The wax ring seals the toilet base to the drain. Over time, it can degrade and lose its seal, causing leaks at the base of the toilet.
  2. Loose or Faulty Bolts: The bolts securing the toilet to the floor can become loose or corroded, allowing water to escape.
  3. Cracked Tanks and Bowls: Cracks in the toilet’s tank or bowl can lead to significant leaks. These cracks may be small and not immediately noticeable.
  4. Broken Gaskets or Flanges: Gaskets and flanges that have deteriorated can result in leaks between the toilet and the plumbing system.
  5. Condensation: In areas with high humidity, condensation on the tank’s exterior can sometimes be mistaken for a leak.

Persistent leaks not only waste water but can also cause damage to your bathroom flooring and increase your water bill.

Mainstream is equipped to swiftly identify and fix the source of your toilet leak, preventing further damage and restoring efficiency to your bathroom. If you notice a leak or a spike in your water bill, don’t hesitate to contact Mainstream. Our team of professionals will ensure your plumbing is in top condition, safeguarding your home from potential water damage.