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Most Common Causes of Toilet Leaks in Vero Beach, FL

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom with toilet removed and drywall removed after toilet leak. This is a recent call we responded to for a home that had a toilet leak water all the way into the living room from a rusted water line.

Toilets can develop both internal and external leaks. Both types of leaks create a waste of water and risk for water damage to the surrounding property. Below are some of the most common causes of a toilet leak in your Vero Beach homes:

  • Crack on the tank or bowl- Although toilets are notorious for lasting decades, sometimes cracks can develop over time. Usually, they start as a hairline crack that develop into something more prominent.
  • Rusty pipes and lines- The pipes and lines that connect to your toilet can develop rust for various reasons. This eventually compromises the integrity of the pipe, allowing water to leak around your toilet.
  • Loose or worn seal at the base- If you notice water is pooling around the base of your toilet, there’s a good chance the leak is caused by loose or worn parts that connect your toilet to the floor.
  • Loose or worn out tank-to-bowl connections- In two-piece toilets, the tank and bowl are connected with use of gaskets, nuts, and bolts. If any of these parts are loose, a leak can develop from that area of the toilet.
  • Misadjusted flush valve assembly- If your toilet runs constantly or makes a dripping noise, the problem could be with its flush valve assembly. Often times this will cause water to enter the overflow valve and continuously fill up in your tank.
  • Worn Out Flapper-The flapper blocks water in the tank from entering the bowl, and if that part is worn out it will cause water to continuously leak into your bowl.

If you have experienced a leak from your toilet immediately shut off the water line and call SERVPRO of Vero Beach at, 772-770-0501. We will help make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Vero Beach



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