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Steps to Minimize the Toilet Leak Damage

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

A standard view of a bathroom This is when you should call SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW at 515-244-5511, and our team of professionals will make it ‘Like it Never Even Happened'

Hello Des Moines, It’s Digital Marketing Support Coordinator here! After talking to our Office Assistant, Hannah, we found out we see a trend in water loss.

A common water damage we are seeing is toilet water supply lines leaking. If this is in an apartment structure, this runs the risk of the affected unit causing water damage to the unit below it. This type of leak happens when “the joints in the supply line grow weak or become loose” (Rooter Plumbing). If you find your bathroom has a minor or major leak, follow these steps to prevent more damage:

  1. TURN OFF THE WATER SUPPLY! The valve can be found on the metal tube from the toilet to the wall. Turn the valve clockwise to turn off the water supply.
  2. You will want to remove the access water in the tank, which happens when you flush the toilet. You can remove the access water by using a material such as a towel to absorb it.

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