Toilet Leaking From the Bottom After a Tile Installation?
Is your toilet leaking from the bottom sometime after a tile installation or flooring change? If so, the flooring installers probably raised the level of the floor after they removed your toilet, and then they used something like a double wax ring to fill the new, wider gap between the toilet sitting on the now higher floor and the toilet flange in the floor. That double wax ring fix may last for a couple of years, but eventually it will fail and you’ll see the toilet leaking around the bottom.
In this video, Sugar Land Master Plumber Bryan Graham talks about this problem and describes how it can be fixed. If you have a toilet leaking from the bottom or somewhere else, please call Graham Plumbing Services at 281-302-6710 today to get it fixed.
This is a summary of Bryan’s video:
A lot of times when people have their floors replaced, the guy laying the tile will pull your toilet and then put the tile in. However the new tile has raised your floor anywhere from a half inch to an inch and now your toilet flange is too low to connect with the toilet.
Now a lot of the tile installers will install the toilet by putting in a double wax ring to fill the gap between the toiled and the flange. That’ll be good for about three years, and then it’ll start leaking, and you’ll wanna know why it’s leaking. Well, we’ll come out, we’ll pull the toilet and sure enough, your toilet is leaking because the flange’s too low.
So then what we have to do is cut that flange and we’ll raise it up, put the new flange on and then reset the commode, and that will fix the problem.
If you’re having other problems with toilets, please check our other video on running toilets.
Graham Plumbing Services is a Sugar Land owned and Sugar Land managed plumbing service company. We’re also an A+ rated member of the Houston Better Business Bureau and very proud of that. If you’re having any issues with your plumbing and you’d like a written estimate, please call us at 281-302-6710 for a free written estimate.