We sent our expert team member Mate Lane to go and assess the situation. The client has reported a need for water damage fix Mira Mesa involving a broken toilet. When we arrived, we were able to confirm that parts of the toilet in the home had gotten old and brittle, cracking around the rubber and seal and causing leaking.
This is one of those early catches because the leak was sudden. The owners could easily see there was a problem when water started coming out of the toilet on its own. This was partly because of the seal issue and because the fill valve and flapper were not able to close properly, but nothing from the messier parts of the toilet – so no sewage clean-up in Mira Mesa. This was a massive relief for Mate!
We started by shutting off the water to the toilet lines and removing any liquid from the fixture. This took a little bit of time because we wanted to be sure that there weren’t any other leaks or damage to the porcelain. It would be a bit unprofessional to make repairs and then get a call a few weeks later because we missed a minor crack that was causing more issues.
There was no need for any dehumidifiers or construction work. Even though we follow the standards set by the California Building Standards Commission, it is nice to get a call every once and a while that doesn’t require such efforts. Instead, our team member focused on replacing the toilet fill valve, flush valve, and flapper assembly. He was also sure to inspect the connections once the water was turned back on so that there was a quality seal.
This was only a day repair that not only set the minds of our clients at ease but also meant better utility bills. The leak had been happening so much that it was actually raising their water bill. This was because the fill valve was broken and causing the toilet to keep trying to fill when there wasn’t a need for extra water.
It’s a good idea to sit back and wait for your toilet to finish filling after you use it. Maybe once every few months, just hang out in there and brush your teeth or check your hair in the mirror while you wait to be sure it is shutting all the way off. A little extra few minutes in the short term could save you massive repairs later on.
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