There are a number of ways that a toilet can develop a leak. Some are visible and easy to locate, while others are hidden and tricky to diagnose. A leaky toilet can cause extensive damage to a home and add unnecessary charges to the water bill, so it's important to locate and correct the problem as soon as possible.
|What you can expect|
|Range per toilet:||$206.07||$248.47|
|Range for this type of project:||$206||$248|
Basic Labor for Running Toilet Repair
Labor costs for thorough repair under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the issue. Your team will replace or repair the flapper valve or filler valve. Cost includes up to $25 in parts.
Job Supplies for Running Toilet Repair
Standard supplies and materials used in the repair process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to repair a leaky toilet|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per toilet||$18.55|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 toilet||$223.63|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 toilet||$202.77 - $244.49|
Since there are many possible causes to the problem, the costs of repairing a leaking toilet can vary greatly. Inexpensive repairs include a water feed line to the tank that may need to be tightened or replaced or a defective float mechanism or flush valve can cause water to run constantly. On the more costly side, a crack in the bowl or tank can cause water to leak and the toilet must be replaced. A gasket between the tank and the bowl or a bad wax ring under the toilet can also cause a leak and requires more labor to fix. If the leak causes damage to the floor, those repairs may also add to the costs.
With so much at risk when a toilet develops a leak, it's usually best to call a professional plumbing expert. A professional can quickly determine the origin of the leak, and they have the knowledge and skill to effectively repair it. They can also examine the area for damage and make recommendations for a solution.