Finding a puddle of water at the bottom of your toilet can feel threatening as the cause of the leak is often not visible. In most cases, the problem is not particularly difficult to troubleshoot. However, if you are not technically gifted, you can always contact the climate control experts plumbers, which will solve the problem for you quickly and efficiently. However, it can be a slightly more complicated project than some other common bathroom problems if you want to do it yourself. Sometimes the entire toilet needs to be removed to replace the wax ring that seals the bottom of the toilet against the drain hole.
First, turn off the water to your toilet. This can usually be done by closing the device’s shut-off valve that attaches the water supply line to the toilet’s water filler valve. This shut-off valve is usually located under the toilet tank’s left side, where the water supply pipe connects to the holder of the water valve. Then, flush the toilet to drain water from the tank and bowl. Use a sponge to remove any remaining water in the toilet tank and bowl.
Then loosen the fastening nut that secures the feed tube to the tailpiece of the filling valve. Then, using an adjustable wrench or open-end wrench, remove the nuts from the T-piece bolts that secure the bottom of the toilet to the floor. If the screws are rusted and not turning or turning, use a hacksaw to sever each screw.
Lift the toilet off the floor drain and carefully lay it on its side. You may have to rock the toilet slightly to break the seal. Be very careful when tilting the toilet to put it on its side as it is easy to crack the tank if you are not gentle. Toilets have an unusual center of gravity, which can make lifting itself difficult. It is a good idea to get someone to help you avoid injury or damage to your toilet when there is leak detection. After removing the toilet, check the tee bolts. Buy a new set if it’s rusty or corroded.