Having a leaky toilet is (maybe) something that everyone will experience. So if you have the very same problem right now, no need to worry since fixing a leaking toilet is something which mostly can be done by us as homeowners. So do not too rush calling plumbers to get it fixed, it will be wiser to follow these basic directions below of how to fix leaking toilet. So, it is time to get your sleeves folded and all the works started. Keep reading for the detailed information.
First you will need to find out what the possibility cause of your leaking toilet is. After you are sure about what the problem is, you can now start investigating the toilet by checking whether the water is collected in the area close to the valve of the toilet or not. If yes, then get the valve checked and if you find it worn out or just not too straight. If it is just loosened, get it tightened and if it is worn out replace it. Ensure you have shut off the main water before doing so.
The method above is the leaking is because of the valve. But if the leaking is not because of the valve, get the hose checked. This hose is passing the water which is from it source to the tank. Maybe it is broken, kinked, or just torn, if yes, tighten it first and if the problem continues, replace it. If changing the hose did not solve your problem, then you can check the gasket whether it is defective or not. And if it is happen, just get them replaced properly. Remember to get the water turned off beforehand, and then get the hose undone. Get the tank lid opened correctly. And then get the fill valve held & the nut where is on the tank’s bottom loosened. Get the gaskets replaced with the brand new one.
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