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Troubleshooting Toilets Made Easy

Troubleshooting ToiletsHave you ever woken up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom, and found that there was toilet water on the floor? Nothing is more annoying than a leaky toilet, especially when you don’t know what the problem is. At Star Cities Plumbing, we understand your frustration in troubleshooting toilets. That’s why we are available 24/7 to fix any plumbing problems you may have.

Common Causes of Toilet Leakage

If your toilet is leaking, you want to find out the cause as soon as possible. Troubleshooting toilets is made easy with this checklist:

  1. Condensation: One of the most common causes of toilet leakage is condensation of water on the outside of the tank. Known as “sweating,” this problem occurs when the temperature of the bathroom and the tank water are different.
  2. Leaking from inside the tank: The easiest way to check if water is leaking from inside the tank is to remove the toilet tank’s lid and put some coloring into the water. Wait for a little bit and if the same colored water ends up on the floor, then you have found your problem. Now you just need to find where that water is coming from:
    1. Between the bowl and the tank: Most of the time, this can be detected with the color test from above. You may need to get new washers or a new sponge gasket to fix the problem.
    2. Fill valve shank gasket: Make sure there are no cracks near the gasket in the porcelain. You may need to tighten the shank nut or replace the gasket.
    3. Fill valve refill tube. Check to see if the refill tube is loose.
    4. Cracks in the toilet tank. Replace the tank or the whole toilet.

Are you having issues troubleshooting toilets? No problem. At Star Cities Plumbing, our New York City plumber is available today to help you with all your plumbing problems. Contact us at (800) 547-1422.