“I went into the bathroom this morning and there was water all around the toilet on the floor,” Marshall said. “Not a huge amount, but enough to definitely get my attention. I called my Manhattan plumber right away so we could get this situation under control fast.”
Toilet leaks are one of the most common concerns we hear about. Sometimes leaks aren’t leaks at all. The puddles seen are a result of condensation forming on the exterior of the toilet. This is caused by the temperature difference between the water inside the toilet and the air outside of it. This can generally be addressed by having your plumber adjust the temperature of the water supply in the toilet; sometimes it’s also a good idea to look at how warm or cold it is in your bathroom! It’s important, especially as winter draws ever nearer, to know your heating system works properly.
Sometimes toilet leaks are actually leaks. These can occur when there’s a crack in the toilet, or when a seal has failed. One of the most important seals in a toilet is at the base, where the toilet unit is hooked up to the drain pipe. Water seeps out, creating the problem puddles. These puddles can contain waste material and sometimes smell quite bad. If you flush your toilet and these puddles suddenly become larger, it is definitely time to call in your Manhattan plumber.
Repairing a leaking toilet doesn’t necessarily require replacing the entire toilet. However, if your toilet is cracked, or you’re interested in an upgrade that will help your household conserve water, this is the ideal time to make the change. Your plumber is a great source of information when it comes to sourcing a replacement toilet. To save money, you want to choose a new toilet that will work with the plumbing already in place in your home.