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Toilet Leak Tip from a Plumber

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Toilets can do some serious damage when they leak. One reason is due to the leak going undetected for some time. When this happens, the leak can soak through the sub floor and if on the second level can leak through the ceiling and wreak havoc.

When remodeling one of our bathrooms, a plumber gave us a tip to help in early detection of a toilet leak. His suggestion...when caulking the toilet base at the floor, leave a small section un-caulked. You can do this at the back of the base, closest to the wall to make it less noticeable. If/when there is a leak, the water will have an area to escape to, essentially ‘showing’ itself.

When you do detect a toilet leak, SERVPRO® of South Madison County is here to assist in any water damage that has occurred. Call us at 256-533-5335 anytime.

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