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Problem with a Water Leak in Your Manayunk Bathroom? Call SERVPRO for a Safe Extraction and Disinfection

2/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says -- Call Us for Water Leak Cleanup and Restoration in Your Manayunk Bathroom

Water Damage Manayunk – Toilet Leaks

Modern conveniences can have their drawbacks, even in Manayunk. Toilets can leak for many reasons. Some are not bolted to the flange at the floor, tightly enough, and slight movement over time causes water to leak around the wax seal. This water may be considered contaminated gray or black water depending on the contents. Another unusual type of leak is when the tank cracks at the joint and leaks water. If someone leans back against the tank while doing their business, perhaps to read or relax, the tank can shift unless there is a shim between it and the wall to prevent movement.

SERVPRO responds to water damage no matter what the cause in Manayunk and surrounding areas. Whatever the cause of the initial leak, we can help identify the leak and begin removing all of the water and moisture before it damages your floors or causes a mold infestation. We are available on a 24/7 basis and respond to your home in less than four hours.

Unusual Toilet Leak
Many toilets are assembled during installation. The tank is bolted onto the base. These toilets are typically easier to install and weigh less than toilets that are all one piece. There is one disadvantage.

Many people like to read the paper or a book while using the bathroom, and often lean back against the tank for support. On single-piece toilets, this action does not present a problem. Two-piece toilets have an inherent weak spot where the tank attaches to the base. Pressure on the tank from someone leaning against the tank can cause a slow leak, which can go undetected for some time until water has spread over the floor and perhaps into other rooms.

The moral of the story is never use the tank on your toilet as a backrest. Always call SERVPRO for help to remove all of the water and moisture. We make sure the floor, under the bathroom vanity, and other rooms are dry. We completely dry your home to avoid mold and mildew infestations.

Call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Dearnley Park, Roxborough, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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