What’s Causing Water to Collect at the Base of Your Toilet?

What’s Causing Water to Collect at the Base of Your Toilet?

What's Causing Water to Collect at the Base of Your Toilet?

Have you been noticing water collecting around the base of your toilet? While this moisture could be the result of a spill, it could also indicate a serious plumbing problem. To avoid water damage and other problems, it’s best to call a plumber as soon as possible.

If you’re in the Riverside/San Bernardino area, the plumbers to call are Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service. Our team of licensed Pomona plumbers have the experience and equipment to quickly locate and repair the source of any water leak, no matter where it’s located. If necessary, we can even remove your old toilet and install a new one.

Clogged Drain Line

There could be several reasons why water is pooling around the base of your toilet. A clogged drain line is one. Over time, your toilet’s drain can become corroded or clogged, obstructing the flow of water. This can cause your toilet to back up and overflow onto your floor. If a plunger doesn’t clear the drain, you’ll want to call a plumber to determine where the clog is located and how to clear it.

Deteriorated Wax Seal

Another common cause of toilet base leaks is a worn-out wax seal. Wax is used to seal the connection between the toilet and the floor, protecting the drain line and preventing leaks. The problem is that over time this seal can begin to deteriorate. allowing water to seep out from under your toilet. A new wax seal may have to be applied. This has the potential to be a major project, since the toilet may have to be removed so what’s left of the old wax seal can be cleaned up before the new seal can be applied.

Loose Tee Bolts

The problem could also be that your toilet’s tee bolts are loose. Located on both sides of the toilet’s base, tee bolts are the bolts that keep your toilet secured to the floor. This can cause your toilet to “wobble” when someone sits down or gets up. This wobbling can damage the pipes in your toilet, resulting in a water leak. If tightening the tee bolts doesn’t work, you may need a new toilet.

We Provide Expert Toilet Repairs in the Imperial Valley Area

A house really isn’t a home without a working toilet. If you’ve been noticing water collecting at the base of your toilet or other toilet problems, give Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service a call. Minor water leaks can cause major damage – it’s important to get any home water leak as soon as possible.

We’re available 24/7 to tackle any plumbing problem you may be experiencing. In most cases, your problem can be addressed in a single visit. If it’s time for a new toilet, we can safely remove your old one, help you select a new one, and install the new toilet in your home.

You can get in touch with Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service through our website or call us at (877) 298-8105 to schedule a visit from one of our licensed Pomona plumbing contractors.