How To Fix The Leak
If you don’t feel comfortable doing any of these solutions yourself, it’s okay to call a professional.
Tighten The Tee Bolts – Remove the plastic covers from the base of your toilet on both sides. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the bolts until you feel the toilet sealing back to the floor. If the tee bolts are already tightened and still leaking, you will want to remove the toilet.
Replace The Wax Ring – Once you’ve removed the toilet, as explained above, you can fix the wax ring. Your local utility store or online store has wax rings you can purchase. Scrape away the old wax around the drain with a knife, making sure to remove everything. Place the new ring with the plastic cone facing down toward the drain. Ensure that the tee bolts are positioned correctly in the key openings on each side of the flange.
Tighten The Water Supply Line – Use a wrench to tighten the nut or replace faulty seals or bolts. Make sure to turn off the water before you attempt to replace anything with the water supply.
Condensation – If you notice the water is simply coming from condensation, there are few simple steps you can take:
- Install a tray around your toilet to collect dripping water.
- Insulate your water tank.
- Make sure the flapper in your tank isn’t faulty.
- Take shorter, cooler showers to avoid water condensation.
Tank Lid – If the problem is just the tank lid having cracks or broken pieces, all of these can be fixed relatively simply. Make sure to check the:
- Fill tube
Remember, if you can’t do any of these things yourself, don’t be afraid to call for help.
How To Prevent Further Leaks
Below are some things you should never flush down your toilet.