A leaky toilet may be happening in your bathroom. Are you noticing small amounts of water on the ground near the base of
the toilet? Is there a different smell or odor to the room with the toilet in it? If so, your toilet is leaking.
When it comes to leaking appliances, especially toilets, its very important to move fast because the cost
of repair and maintenance will shoot up if you're not careful. Call us right now so we can help fix your toilet.
Fixing a leaking toilet isn’t the most challenging job we face as plumbers. There are a number of things to
consider, when evaluating a toilet. Call us, so we can help repair your appliances.
When it comes to evaluating toilets or other appliances, you must consider size of the appliance, make &
model, year it was made, and structural frame work that attaches to the unit. Everyone deserves a free from
leak toilet, with no problems or issues that come up from flushing. If a household or business toilet breaks
down or leaks, where would people go? There are no substitutes for a solid toilet. When it comes to fixing
a toilet there are fourteen steps to ensuring a solid fix.
Fixing a Leaking Toilet
With the right equipment and tools, plumbing pliers, wrench, and a hacksaw, unscrew the water closet nuts
off the base of the toilet.
Unscrew everything from the toilet, including the bolts connected to the water supply valve. Lift and move
the whole unit.
Clean everything around the base. When cleaning, make sure to stuff cloth or towels down the drain hole so
no smell or debris can come up.
Putting a reinforcement ring around the flange is next, line everything up with the bolts and slots associated
with the base.
Around the flange of the toilet, lay a coat of silicone caulk.
Screw on the ring using the water closet nuts to snug and compress everything together.
The extender ring must go around the flange with caulk attached to is, but be sure to clean everything off
the ring so no wax or waste residue is left.
Line both sets of rings up with each other. Once the extender ring has been placed on top of the flange ring,
screw them together.
Take off the old toilet flange parts, if too challenging to lift using a pry bar or screwdriver may be appropriate.
Implement flange support in the unit, using bolts and screws. If needed screwing in more nuts and bolts may
be required to complete the step.
Put the new wax ring on the toilet horn, but having the rounded side facing the toilet is important.
Resetting the toilet comes next, simply lowering the bowl over the bolts must be done effectively. Only stop
when the porcelain surface is completely resting on the bathroom floor.
Before you're done fixing the toilet, installing the shims comes right before completion. The bolt cap washers
should be aligned over the bolts, if not the foundation will be off.
The last thing that must be done, is to apply the silicone caulk all around the base of the toilet. Make sure
to leave the back end, untouched.