Leaking Toilet: 5 symptoms of damaged Toilet flange
A leaking toilet is one of the most common plumbing problems in every household, it’s either due to a clog in the drain pipeline or a damaged toilet flange. However, with vast experience in the plumbing industry, we know how each and every plumbing issue occurs and how it can be fixed with plumbing expertise.
In this article, we are going to share, What is a toilet flange and why it is important to know the symptoms of a leaking toilet!!
What is a Toilet Flange?
The toilet flange is a metal coupling on top of the wax ring that connects the toilet to the floor and seals the connection between the toilet and the drain pipeline. If either of these couplings becomes worn or damaged, the toilet waste starts to leak through the broken connection.
Leaking Toilet: 5 symptoms of damaged toilet flange
Toilet is shaking or wobbly
If your toilet is shaking front and back or wobbly, then there is a possible chance that either one of your toilet flange couplings has been worn or damaged. In such situations, contact our ESBAH emergency plumber services to help fix your toilet. The most important thing, if your toilet is wobbly, do not use the toilet as it may cause physical harm to the individual due to the weight imbalance.
Another possible scenario is if your Toilet is shaking or wobbly, it may be due to toilet installation that has gone wrong and damaged the coupling.
A Crack in the toilet flange will pave the way for sewer gas or bad odour to spread within the house. Bad odour is one of the common symptoms of multiple plumbing problems like a clog in the sewer line, damaged sewer line, and leaking toilet. If your home is filled with bad odour, inform our emergency plumber services and we will get your bad odour problem fixed even if it’s in the middle of the night. Bad odour can create health hazard problems for the family members and affect your routine life.
Mold or Mildew around the Toilet
If you notice Mold or Mildew formation around your toilet, then there is a crack and leak between the toilet flange. Even if you clean the mold or mildew formation, it may form again due to the wet surface and sewer gas leaking through the damaged or worn toilet flange. It’s one of the warning symptoms to get your toilet fixed before the minor plumbing problem develops into a major leaking toilet.
Wet surface near the Toilet
If your toilet is leaking and couldn’t find the exact spot of the leak, then there is a good chance your toilet is leaking through the damaged or worn toilet flange. The wet surface is also one of the warning symptoms you should be aware of, that either your toilet flange is cracked and your wet surface may turn into a pool of sewer wastes once the toilet flange crack gets damaged further. Call our Esbah emergency plumber services before the leaking toilet starts to ruin your day.
Tiles or Flooring around the Toilet starts to bulge
Another one of common symptom is flooring or tiles starting to bulge, due to the leaking toilet. In some houses, toilets are installed by making an allocated space in the flooring or tiles to install the toilet and connect it with the drain pipeline. So once the toilet flange is damaged or cracked, the leak starts to affect the flooring first and then becomes visible to the naked eye as the problem develops further.
However, it’s hard to notice the subfloor leak, the wet surface above the tile is one of the symptoms to get the leaking toilet fixed before the leak damages the flooring.
Reason for damaged Toilet flange
Normally the toilet flange should be replaced once every 6 to 7 years to ensure your toilet is in good condition. However, there can be other possible reasons that add up to toilet flange damage;
- Water quality: In hard water regions in the United Kingdom, the wear and tear of material vary due to the water quality. Similarly, if you’re in a hard region and your toilet flange is cracked or damaged soon between 3 to 5 years, water quality can be one of the reasons behind it. Surprisingly, it’s a rare case scenario.
- Not Installed Properly: Another rare case is improper installation of the toilet. If the plumber is new to the job, he may make a mistake in toilet installation and that can cost you in future. So it’s better to hire plumbing experts in case of bathrooms, showers, bathtubs and toilet installations to save you from unnecessary future expenses.
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- Wear and Tear: The toilet flange gets worn in 6 to 7 years normally, even in soft water regions. And can be fixed in a few minutes by calling in an ESBAH emergency plumbing expert.
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