I've been lucky when I've had plumbing problems as I'm usually home when they happen.
|I awoke at 4:30 a.m. when I heard the toilet bowl in my bathroom rush water. I also heard dripping. The bathroom floor was soaked. It kept dripping. I put a pan where the leak was but noticed there were several leaks. For four hours I tried to keep the water from leaking out. I tried to turn the shut up valve and had to use all my might for it to shut off.
I called a plumber who told me that there was a crack in the toilet bowl. I hadn't noticed it. If it had gone through instead of hearing water rushing, I would have heard a crash and then water would be spraying all over the place. The mess would not have been confined to the bathroom floor.
I had to have my toilet replaced. Thankfully my plumber was able to do it on Saturday.
I'd hate to think what would have happened if I wasn't home and the toilet bowl crack had gone thru. A big mess.