When your toilet is leaking, it is one of the most inconvenient and unpleasant plumbing problems you can experience in your home. There can be more than a few reasons for a toilet leak.
Probably the most common source of the leak is from the cistern. The cistern of the toilet is the upper part consisting of a small tank that stores the water for flushing in addition to containing the flush mechanisms and the parts necessary to enable flushing. Water can leak either directly into the pan or if coming from another place in the cistern directly onto the floor. In either case both need urgent attention. The cause of the toilet leaking could be due to a plumbing part having become loose or a hairline crack may have occured in the cistern.
Less commonly a leak can also occur from the base of the toilet. Different types of leak can happen such as the toilet leaking from the base when you flush, toilet leaking at the base intermittently, toilet leaking when you sit on it or maybe water leaking under the toilet base when showering. There can be a number of reasons for these types of leak. This could be due to the wax seal becoming worn over time or may have become loose. The bolts that secure the toilet to floor may also have become loose.
If your toilet is leaking we advise that you contact a qualified plumber specialising in domestic plumbing. Our service at 24 Hour Plumber will carefully check where the source of the leak is and repair the issue. Schedule an appointment with us at 24 Hour Plumber where one of our experienced team will call to your home within 24 hours and repair your leaking toilet.