Failed Wax Rings
There is a silent destroyer in many bathrooms that often goes unnoticed. A failed toilet ring can lead to some pretty messy issues, and their not just gross, but they're hazardous. Homeowners insurance often recognizes the damage from a failed wax ring when filing claims, so don't be afraid to get help if you see these red flags.
1. Look out for water pooling around the bottom of your toilet. That's the first sign that you have a leaky ring or broken flange.
2. The smell of sewer isn't normal in a bathroom, and typically that means that the airtight seal that should be at the bottom of your toilet is broken.
3. Water damage. If you're moving a toilet for any reason, there is a chance of contamination of the surrounding structure. If that toxic sewage water comes into contact with any other part of your bathroom, you need to have it cleaned properly. Not properly treating a bathroom with a sewage leak can cause mold and bacteria to grow at extremely fast rates, and it's dangerous for everyone in your home.
If you think you have w failed wax ring, give us a call at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello and we'll see what we can do to help.