First Blog

For some time I’ve been wanting to start a blog pertaining to what I see in the Home Inspection world. Things that can be valuable to current homeowners, and things that show perspective home buyers what to watch for. I’ll try to update this blog a few times a month, with helpful information. But please bare with me, it’s going to be evident that I wasn’t a scholar in creative writing. Lol.

Toilet Wax Rings

We’ll start this week with the importance of the performance of toilet wax rings. These less than ten dollars wax rings, ensure that there is a watertight seal between the base of the toilet and the toilet flange at the top of the soil pipe. Either by time, cheap materials, or an incorrect initial installation, these wax rings will eventually fail allowing water to leak from underneath the base of the toilet.

When this leaking occurs, indicators could be darkened grout if a tile floor is present, faded vinyl if vinyl flooring is present, or moisture staining on ceilings below upstairs bathrooms. If left un-repaired, these ten dollar items can cause substantial damage to framing components of the home.

Next time you’re in your bathroom or any bathroom, look at the base of the toilet…it could save you thousands of dollars.