3 Signs That Your Toilet Needs Repairing
Living on your own for the first time can be exciting. Many young adults look forward to the day when they will have their own home without parents to please. However, with this newfound freedom there is also a lot of responsibility. Instead of someone else caring for the house, it now falls onto you to know how to care for things, such as bathrooms and toilets. Here are some of the signs that your toilet is failing.
1. There Shouldn't Be Any Water Except In The Toilet Bowl and Tank
One of the biggest signs that you have a problem is that the toilet is leaking. A leaky toilet is a sure sign that there is something more serious going on. Each time you clean the toilet, which should be often, you should inspect to see if there is any water leaking. It doesn't even have to be a large amount. Of course a pooling of water around the base of the toilet is cause for alarm, but if there are even drips coming from the bowl onto the ground, or from the lever, you should call a professional plumbing service. This is a sign that there are more serious problems going on.
2. The Toilet Moves
In order for the toilet to be completely safe to use, it needs to be securely fastened to the floor. If when the toilet is being used it tends to shift, or jiggle, this is a problem. Luckily, in most cases it can be a simple fix. The toilet might not have been installed correctly the first time, or over time the toilet has become dislodged. You can usually remove the toilet, seal it again and then securely fastened the toilet on the floor. A plumber should be able to do this quickly and easily for you, however, just because it is a simple fix doesn't mean it should go ignored.
3. Water Marks On The Ceiling Below A 2nd Floor Toilet
If you have a toilet that is on the second floor, you should be looking at the ceiling directly below the bathroom. Sometimes a leak won't show on the ground around the toilet. It might be small or hidden enough that you don't notice it. However, the ceiling below won't lie. You might see watermarks or even a bulging of the ceiling where water has been pooling. This could become a serious problem if it is ignored.
These are just a couple things you should look for as you care for your bathrooms.