Toilets have many different parts that work together constantly, so there are many possible reasons your toilet could stop functioning properly. If you are going to attempt toilet repair, make sure to check for these three things:
- Check for leaks. Finding the source of the leak is very important to correctly repairing your toilet. You should always check to see if the leak is coming from the base of the toilet, in the tank, or from another area.
- Check the tank. The inside of the tank may look complicated and difficult to repair, but there are actually only a few different mechanisms in the tank. If you are experiencing problems, like constant running of water in your toilet, it is often indicative of an issue with the valves in the tank.
- Turn off the water. Once you know the source of the problem and are ready to begin the repair, you may need to turn off the water. This could be one of the most important things to do when beginning major toilet repair. This way, if something goes wrong or breaks during the repair, you won’t be faced with flooding and excess water.
These are three simple steps to take before any toilet repair that will help you identify where the problem is and safely start on the project. However, not all toilet repairs are simple and only require the tightening of a bolt or valve. If you feel like your toilet repair may require more intensive labor or materials, it can be very helpful to work with a professional. If this is the case, give us a call at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair, and we’ll be happy to help.