Know These Tips on How to Fix Toilets that are Leaking
Imagine if you have toilets in your home that are leaking without your knowledge, and you have thousands of gallons of wasted water and the equivalent money you paid for nothing. In order for you to avoid spending money on water bills for water that were not totally used, it is better that you fix your leaking toilets so as to avoid wasting money.
The reasons why a toilet is leaking could vary, and examples of these are water refill valve is damaged or broken, ballcock refill valve is damaged, something is off with the wax ring under the bowl, or the ballcock tube has slipped out. These mentioned concerns can actually be fixed by you without the aid of a technical person.
The first that you should do before you commence in fixing the leaks of your toilet at home is to detect first where the leak comes from. Actually, it is simple to detect a leak if you know how to do it, and this is where we will discuss briefly here.
The number one action that you should do is to look the inside of the tank and see the two valves there, the refill and the flush valves, and then you will see the float arm that is connected to the flush ball. When you notice that the water will just flow freely into the bowl or the flush is not functioning as normal like before leading to water leaking, this can be usually traced to the two valves that are not performing as they should. 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. As you repair the water refill valve, you might notice a broken line from the supply of water which would result for the water to flow from the main water valve to the toilet. 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.
The second thing that you can check to identify the cause of the problem is the ballcock refill valve, and this is done by switching off the water system, check your water volume, and do some adjustments of the drift arm, then make sure that the water is at 75% level.