3 Causes of Toilet Leakage and Solutions that You Need to Know

We cannot separate our daily life from the toilet. However, if the toilet is damaged or has other problems, it will severely affect life. Toilet leakage is one of the common home repair problems. Not only does it waste resources, but it also turns the whole bathroom into an uncomfortable wet mess. Toilet leakage is generally divided into toilet tank leakage, toilet bowl leakage and toilet base leakage. Below are some common causes and solutions for toilet leakage that you should know!

1. Toilet tank leakage
During flushing, water continuously flows into the tank, causing the water level to rise above the tank and directly leak to the ground.

A faulty fill valve is one of the causes of tank leakage. The main function of the fill valve is to control the water level in the tank. When the fill valve cannot close properly, it will cause the water level in the tank to rise too high and leak.

Adjust or replace the inlet valve. First, close the main water valve of the toilet, then open the tank lid and check if the inlet valve is damaged or operating abnormally. If it is malfunctioning, it needs to be adjusted or replaced.


2. Toilet bowl leakage:
Regardless of flushing, you can hear a continuous dripping sound of water entering the toilet bowl and the water flow doesn’t stop even after flushing.

Poor sealing of the internal cover can cause internal leakage. When the rubber sealing ring of the internal coverages or gets damaged, water from the tank leaks into the toilet, causing leakage.

Remove the old sealing ring, clean the surface of the internal cover, and install a new sealing ring. Ensure that the sealing ring is correctly positioned for a proper seal.


3. Toilet base leakage:
There is often water pooling around the base of the toilet or water seepage around the tiles near the toilet.

If there is leakage when the toilet is not flushed, it may be due to cracks in the toilet or aging of the water hose. Additionally, if the connection between the toilet base and the water pipe is loose, it can lead to immediate leakage and unpleasant odors after flushing.

If the toilet continues to leak slowly without flushing, it may be due to cracks in the toilet. In this case, you will need to consider replacing the toilet or contacting a professional plumber to repair the loose connection between the toilet base and the water pipe.

In conclusion, we hope the above article helps you understand the causes and solutions for toilet leakage. Additionally, when attempting DIY repairs or replacing toilet components, please avoid exerting excessive force. Many toilet parts are made of plastic and can easily be damaged if excessive force is applied. If the situation does not improve after trying the above methods, it is advisable to seek inspection from a professional plumber to avoid further damage.

At Papabo, we will connect you with a qualified plumber from our bilingual customer service team to provide you with peace of mind!