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If you’ve got toilet water on the floor around your commode (and we’re not talking French perfume) or your throne wobbles when you sit on it, you’re probably going to need to inspect your toilet flange and your toilet wax ring.
A toilet flange, sometimes referred to as a closet flange, is a special pipe fitting that does two jobs. It both mounts the toilet to the floor and connects it to a drain pipe. During installation, a toilet flange is mounted on top of the floor and fused to the drain pipe. A toilet wax ring is then placed between the flange and the bottom of the toilet to create a strong seal. The toilet is bolted to the flange to keep it sturdy and in place.
If you’re noticing leaks around the base of your toilet, and it’s not the typical sweaty condensation that many toilets are prone to, there is a good chance you’ll need to replace your toilet wax ring: