My Toilet Is Leaking From The Base

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Toilet Plumber

This situation can be very confusing.

Is the toilet bowl is leaking from bolts or just sweating?

Your first step will be to determine the source of the problem.

One way to is to add some food coloring to the toilet bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, then flush. If you have a leak, the colored water will leak from the base.

If you discover that you do have a leak, the toilet will need to be removed and the wax ring replaced. Hiring an experienced plumber is the best way to replace the wax ring (especially since the toilet will need to be removed in order to replace it.)

You may want to check and see if the tank is leaking into the bowl. You can determine by using food coloring as well.

Simply add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank, and wait several hours. If you see colored water when you check the toilet bowl you’ll know the tank is leaking. This should also be repaired by an experienced plumber.