You need the toilet in your home to be working perfectly. A toilet that leaks, sweats, or never stops running is more than annoying. It can pose a hazard to your family’s health, and it’s certainly not attractive. Imagine how embarrassing to have to show a guest a bathroom with a leaky toilet! Then of course there’s the issue of what even a small leak can to do your home’s structure. A steadily wet environment can result in rotted floorboards, and even damage to the joists and ceilings below!
Toilets can leak at several points. Your Manhattan plumber will be able to tell you if it’s an issue with your water supply lines or around the base of the toilet. Toilets can also leak if there’s a crack in the porcelain or if the integrity of the toilet has been otherwise compromised. Some leaky toilets can be repaired. Some leaky toilets will require replacement. The surrounding floor boards may need attention at this time as well, depending on the extent of the damage.
When a toilet sweats, it’s because there’s a temperature difference between the water in the toilet tank and the air outside. The sweat is condensation. Condensation adds moisture to your bathroom. This can result in mold and mildew growth – yuck! Luckily it’s an easy fix: have your Manhattan plumber install a mixing valve that adjusts the temperature of the water in your toilet tank. No more temperature difference means no more condensation.
A toilet that never stops running is annoying and noisy. It’s also very wasteful of water, which is bad for the planet and your water bill! The number one reason a toilet never stops running is the flushing mechanism. The flushing mechanism is located inside the tank of the toilet, and if it doesn’t seal properly your toilet just can’t stop running. Your plumber will adjust or replace this mechanism as needed and your issue will disappear!