If you're reading this article, or exist in the 21st century, chances are you have a toilet. Most people know general facts about their toilet, like how to use it and how to clean it. However, few people understand how their toilet actually works. The way a toilet works is fairly simple:
Some of the top plumbing problems homeowner's face have to do with an extremely integral part of the home, the toilet. Most homes have multiple toilets, meaning that the risk of water damage from a toilet is twice or even three times as likely. To add to that, there are a number of different things that can go wrong with your toilet. Keep reading to learn more about common toilet issues and how to fix them!
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WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
Flooded basements and moisture where it shouldn’t be are obvious signs of a leak. However, leaks that can go easily undetected can be just as, if not more, costly to your wallet. If your toilet is flushing for no reason or you hear a constant stream of water, you may have an issue with the flapper in your toilet. If you suspect you have a leak related to your toilet flapper, it could be from a variety of reasons.
On October 9th, 2017 at 10PM, a pipe burst in the ceiling of a doctor’s home in a small town on Staten Island while he was about to go away for the weekend. We know this is typical - 1 in 55 homes have a severe water leak each year in the United States, and this one had the potential to cause over $100,000 worth of damage.