After a lot of use, there's a huge likelihood that the wax sealing ring (the rubbery substance around the bottom of your toilet sticking it to the floor) is going to undergo some wear and tear.
It's an issue that we usually find out about the hard way, and that starts with a really bad smell. Eventually you'll see signs of moisture and leaks: puddles or mould appear around the skirting of your toilet. It's a job for a professional, so (if you see the signs of damaged wax sealing) please call in the professionals at Maxey Plumbing Wellington.
When a casual clean isn't enough to snuff the smell
Summer brings out the worst in bacteria, providing optimum conditions in which it can thrive and spread. Sewerage bacteria can work its way through your toilet water and in to the bowl, causing it to smell foul regardless of how many times a week you clean your loo.
Thankfully this is a simple fix you can handle on your own with a good dose of bleach. Clean your toilet with straight bleach and give it a good few flushes of the stuff to rid the bowl of all that bad bacteria.
After such a clean as this, if foul odor persists, then chances are you've got an issue with your plumbing rather than the toilet itself.
If there's a chance that you think your pipes have sprung a leak, give the team at Maxey a call straight away!