Toilet Bowl Leak

How to Detect and Fix a Leaking Toilet Bowl

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Like most people, you probably don't think about your toilet until there's a problem. And when that problem is a toilet bowl leak, it can be challenging to know where to turn. This blog post will discuss how to detect and fix a toilet bowl leak in Singapore. We'll go over the signs that indicate your leak and the steps you need to take to fix it. So if you're experiencing water damage or high water bills, read on for information about how to solve your toilet bowl leak bowls!

How to Detect a Toilet Leak?

A leaking toilet is both inconvenient and wasteful. The leak may produce "phantom flushes," causing the toilet to run longer than necessary and produce wastewater without your knowledge. Do you leak? If you're not sure, it's time to find out.

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Phantom Flushes

Phantom Flushes

The most apparent method to detect a leaking toilet is to listen for phantom flushes. The toilet runs briefly even though no one has touched the handle. The float inside the tank lowers about an inch, and the pump activates to fill the water.

Long Run Times

If the water persists in running after flushing a toilet, it indicates a leaky toilet. This might suggest that the flapper is incorrectly positioned, allowing water to continue flowing into the bowl after the flushing procedure has ended. If you have to jiggle the handle frequently for the flapper to seat properly over the hole, you may need to replace it or adjust the chain.

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Slow Leak into The Bowl

Slow Leak into The Bowl

Leaks may be slow that they can almost be overlooked at times. This test for a leaking toilet is simple to do:

  • Remove the toilet tank cover.
  • To establish a reasonable basis for your test, flush the toilet.
  • After the flush, add four or five drops of dark food coloring to the tank.
  • Wait half an hour after the plane has landed and make sure no one uses the toilet during that time.
  • Examine the toilet bowl in the bathroom once more. If the water is tinted, there's a slow leak between the tank and the bowl.

Leaky Toilet Base

Water may occasionally drip onto the bathroom floor. If you notice a puddle near the toilet, you might think it's all there is, or the toilet base is leaking. Wipe up any water on the surface to ensure your sanity, and then lay paper towels around the toilet to double-check.

Then, wait and see if any water appears. If not, flush the toilet to see whether anything happens. Before the water levels on the bathroom floor settle at the lowest point of gravity, use paper towels to identify where the leak is coming from.

Leaky Toilet Base
Leaky Shut-Off Valve

Leaky Shut-Off Valve

The water supply hose from the toilet leads to the wall behind it with a shut-off valve. This hose and valve connection can leak on the floor if you fiddle with the valve for years. We recommend grasping the stem that attaches the pipe to the wall firmly in one hand while turning the valve to avoid this.

Our plumbers can repair your toilet and eliminate these leaks. However, if your toilet is old and causing additional issues, a leak may be the last straw. If that's the case, consider investing in a high-efficiency model with our assistance. Contact us now at +65 97897227 to learn more!

How to Stop Your Toilet from Leaking at the Base?

Make a list of all the steps so you can fix your toilet leak on your own.

Check for Condensation.

Before you start, check the outside of your toilet bowl to ensure that the problem isn't caused by condensation. If the issue is due to condensation, try the following suggestions to minimize water accumulation at the base of your toilet:

  • You can install a tray to catch the water that leaks from your sink.
  • Insulate your water tank to reduce heat loss.
  • Make sure that your flapper is not defective.
  • Take shorter showers, and turn the fan on to cool down quicker.

If this isn't the problem, search for the source of the problem again.

Check for Condensation.
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Tighten The Tee Bolts

Remove the toilet's plastic covers on both ends. Tighten the tee bolts utilizing an adjustable open-end wrench. Compressing the wax ring around the toilet drain outlet ensures that it is compressed against the floor. If your tee bolts are already tight or can't be tightened, you'll need to remove and replace your toilet to install a new wax ring and new bolts.

Remove and Disconnect the Toilet

Before you start unplugging your toilet, turn off the water to it. The shut-off valve is generally on the left side of the toilet near the water supply tube and the water valve tailpiece.

  • To remove all the water from your toilet and tank, flush away. To drain the toilet tank and bowl, use a sponge or cloth.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove the nut that connects the supply tube to the fill valve tailpiece.
  • You may use a wrench to remove the nuts from the tee bolts at the toilet's base. If the tee bolts are corrupted and won't turn, you should need a hacksaw to saw off each bolt.
  • Remove the toilet by raising it and away from the floor drain. It's sometimes easier to have someone assist you with moving the toilet instead of attempting to move it yourself.
  • If you are anxious that your toilet might burst, set it on its side to prevent any damage.
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Removing the Wax Ring and Installing a New One

Removing the Wax Ring and Installing a New One

Remove the old wax from around the drain opening with a putty knife. Make sure you get rid of all the old wax. Install the new wax ring after you scrape away all of the putties. The plastic cone will be facing down toward the drain and placed on top of the tee bolts. On each side of the flange, ensure that the tee bolts are correctly positioned in the critical openings.

Reinstall The Toilet

Lifting the toilet carefully and replacing it over the drain so that the tee bolts may pass through the toilet's holes. Rock the toilet back and forth to compress the wax, forming a secure seal. It is critical not to tighten them too much, which might cause the porcelain to fracture.

Reinstall The Toilet
Leaky Shut-Off Valve

Connect The Water Line

Flush the toilet after the toilet tank has been refilled and inspect for leaks. Seal the base of your toilet with caulk once you're confident there are no leaks to be found.

Steps to how we work

1.

Analize need and pricing.

Because each work environment and the severity of the plumbing problem are actually different,

Most of the water work requires on-site assessment to provide an accurate repair plan and cost...

2.

Materials and realization.

Once the assessment is complete and the homeowner agrees with our plumber's proposal and offer,

Immediately we will start preparing the necessary plumbing materials and tools, hen start work and get the job done.

3.

Cleaning and finish

Whether it's repairing a leaks water pipe or unblocking a blockage, when the work is completed, it is inevitable that the floor will be dirty due to the overflow of sewage,

Don't worry, our well-trained plumber will take care of cleaning up the grime for you, after that, that’s be considered job done.

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