- Water damage from toilets costs $2,000 to $10,000 per incident.
- 78% of incidents were caused by faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies or toilets that backed up and overflowed.
Loss Prevention and Maintenance Tips:
- After flushing, remain in or near the bathroom until the fill valve has finished refilling the bowl.
- If the bowl or tank begins to overflow, turn off the water at the supply valve.
- Inspect the flushing mechanism inside the toilet every six months.
- The fill valve should shut off when the float reaches the proper water level.
- Replace the flapper or fill valve assembly if you notice intermittent or constant tank refilling when the toilet is not in use.
- Inspect the supply line every six months.
- Ensure the connection to the valve is secure.
- Operate the valve to make sure the water supply will shut off. Replace if needed.