Know These Tips on How to Fix Toilets that are Leaking
When you have a toilet that is leaking, imagine the wasted thousands of gallons of water every year and the equivalent money wasted. So, if you notice that your toilet is leaking, it is advisable that you fix it as soon as possible, or else stand to lose money in paying your water without being able to use all of it.
Toilet leaking could be the result of some situations like there is damage of water refill valve, or the ballcock refill valve is broken, something is not right with the wax ring under the bowl and the slipping out of the ballcock tube. You can fix these mentioned problems yourself without the aid of a plumber.
As a rule, before you start fixing the leaks of your toilet, that you must first be able to spot where the leaking is. Actually, it is simple to detect a leak if you know how to do it, and this is where we will discuss briefly here.
Your first procedure is looking inside the tank and checkout the two valves inside which are the refill valve and the flush valve, and also inspect the float arm that is attached to the flush ball. It has been observed that when the two valves fail in their function, leaks would happen where water will just flow into the bowl, or the flush just won’t work as well as before. So, it will be easy for you to fix the leak with the right plumbing tools and a little basic skills in plumbing if you find the source of the leak.
To fix a leaking toilet, you can start by repairing the water refill valve. In the process of repairing the water refill valve, you might find out that there is a broken line from your water supply leading for the water to enter to the toilet by way of the main water valve. Before you start fixing it, you have to void the water inside the bowl by turning off the water supply valve, flush the toilet by clutching down the handle until there is no more water. Continue your fixing by opening the water supply line on the base using the wrench, screw the loosen hose of the toilet, return the water supply and check later if there is still some leaking.
Your next consideration is if the ballcock refill valve is the reason of the problem, and this can be done by switching off the water system, adjust the drift arm and make sure that the water level is maintained at the standard of 75%.