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Toilet Leak in your Indianapolis Home

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

This picture shows a leaking toilet with the SERVPRO logo and our office phone number. Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

When a toilet in your Indianapolis home overflows, the damage can be overwhelming. There are many different ways in which a toilet can malfunction. Below, I'll cover some of the more common occurrences we see when we are called to mitigate water damages from faulty toilets. 

1-Leaking supply line.  This is the line that connects the plumbing coming out of the floor to the toilet tank. This line is under continuous pressure, which means that if the hose begins to leak, it will continue to spread until the water line is turned off.

2-Old worn-out mechanical parts inside the tank can cause the toilet to run continuously and even overflow onto the floor, resulting in severe water damage to the floor, walls, and everything beneath. 

3-The old worn-out wax ring that is at the base of the toilet where it connects to the floor. This wax ring can deteriorate out over time, causing water to leak at the bottom of the toilet. 

4-Tank-to base washer is worn-out or pinched. If the tank is not seated correctly to the base, the washer could fail. Or, if the washer has aged too much, water can leak when flowing down to the bowl.

Check Your Supply Lines 

The water supply lines in a typical home or business are under and have continuous pressure, and if there's a leak or break to the supply line, water will run out until it's shut off or fixed at the main water shut-off. 

It's recommended to replace the supply lines every five years. These supply lines usually are easily accessible and can be changed with pliers or an adjustable wrench. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, or if you need assistance, a family member or local handyman could help you.

Time is of the Essence

When the water continues to leak, gravity will pull it down to lower levels of your home. The water can affect flooring systems, ceilings, wall cavities, and possibly insulation as it travels inside the walls. The quicker you call us, the quicker we can arrive to begin mitigation. The term "mitigate" means to lessen the severity, and that's what SERVPRO of Indianapolis West does with our fast-action response. We're highly trained to clean up and restore your Indianapolis home or business fast and efficiently. 

Call The Cleanup Pros 

Hopefully, you have caught the water damage early, and it can be quickly remedied. But if you do have extensive water damage, we have the expertise and training at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Indianapolis West is here to help! Whether it's from a faulty toilet, or any other type of water damage, to fire and mold cleanup. Call us 24/7 at 317-243-3149 or click here to contact us. We are centrally located, serving all of Indianapolis and surrounding areas. 

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