I am having some issues with my toilet. It appears to be leaking. I know this thanks to the spot that has appeared on my livingroom ceiling.
Pictured here (it is the blue spot seen in the picture)
I had the same thing happen about 2-3 years ago after we bought the house. Fortunantly at the time it was under warranty. We had a plumber come out and fix it free of charge. This is no longer the case. It is now my problem. This is a big problem since I have one bathroom in the whole house.
I am currently scratching my head that this has happened again. Common sense tells me that I should not have to replace the gasket under the toilet every 2-3 years. It also tells me that this job would be pretty simple for a plumber, in fact it would be too simple to do it wrong or poorly. (perhaps I am giving more credit that I should) It is these doubts that has me wondering if there is another reason for this.
My latest thought is that my flooring could be to blame. I have ceramic tile in my bathroom. I am wondering if it has raised the toilet a little bit and therefore not making a good seal.
Here is a couple of pictures of the toilet where it meets the floor:
So to re-cap and actually formulate some questions-
I am assuming that I should not have to replace the gasket every 2-3 years. Is this a safe assumption?
I am also assuming that this would be a pretty simple fix for a plumber. Too simple for one to screw it up even if he did it half as-ed. Is this a safe assumption?
I am thinking that the floor may be causing the issue. I know some bathrooms have lenoleum flooring which is much thinner than ceramic tile. With lenoleum you could make a good seal to the flange. Do you think that the ceramic tile could be causing the problems?
Is there something else that I am missing? Thanks in advance for your advice.