While there are many common plumbing issues that can occur in and around your home, plumbing issues with toilets definitely keep our Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas team busy. It isn’t normal for water to leak anywhere from a toilet, its base or its cistern. If you notice water on the toilet floor or a wet toilet mat, a leak it the likely culprit.
At the first sign of water pooling around your toilet, prioritise calling a plumbing professional who will locate and repair the leak to fix the issue. While water pooling around your toilet is one way to know your toilet needs plumbing attention, read below for some other warning signs of a leaking toilet including:
- Your water usage is higher than normal
- You can hear running water when near your toilet
- There is an unpleasant sewerage smell
Your water usage is higher than normal
Water usage hence water charges can fluctuate, especially during summer with many of us watering our gardens. However, if you aren’t using more water in your home but your water bills have increased it can indicate a toilet leak. While some toilet leaks are easy to hear and see, others are hidden hence a higher-than-normal water bill may be your first indication of a leaking toilet.
You can hear running water when near your toilet
It takes about 30 seconds after flushing your toilet for all sound to shut off. If you can hear running water when near your toilet after this time or continually, then a leak is possible. Sounds in the home can be drowned out by other noises so if you suspect an issue, it’s a good idea to make the house quiet then listen carefully to see if you can hear a noise.
There is an unpleasant sewerage smell
The smell of sewerage is unpleasant and will not go un-noticed. The smell of sewage normally means a plumbing problem and can be caused by leaks in pipes around your toilet or your toilet bowl itself. Call a plumber at the first trace of a sewerage smell. A professional will ensure yours and your family safety plus repair the issue so your home will return to smelling pleasant again.
Water pooling around your toilet? Call the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas for all your leaking toilet repairs in Bunbury and surrounding areas of the South West
The team at Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas pride themselves on offering a friendly, reliable and professional service to Bunbury and the South West. If your toilet is showing signs of a leak or you have any plumbing issues, call the team for expert advice on 9791 1608.