Toilet Leaks-What to Do to Get these Fixed as Should be
The effects of the many toilet malfunctions will in a number of instances lead to toilet leaks. These are such as a broken water supply line, a damage in the wax ring below the bowl, and a ballcock that has slipped out of place and the leaks so caused are oftentimes simple ones which can be fixed easily without calling for a plumber’s services. This task will basically call for the use of some basic plumbing tools and skills and as such armed with these, you will be well armed for the completion of the task. In the following lines we will be taking a look at some of the steps that will certainly prove handy for you to be able to get fixed your damaged toilets as per the case of the damage may be.
The first of the leakage causes we are going to have a look at is the case where you have a broken water supply line. This may cause water to spurt from the line connecting the toilet to the main water supply valve. You need to first and foremost need to ensure that you have shut off the water supply valve so as to stop the water supply and flow of the water into the toilet. After this is done, you need to follow this by having the toilet flushed so as to remove the water from the bowl and ensure that it is completely dried by holding on the handle.
The next point will be to unscrew the water supply line at the base of the tank. Do not forget to have some rugs or bowls under at the base of the area and these will help you collect the dripping water. A wrench will be required to help you unscrew the tube from the water supply valve. You will then have the new one on the toilet tank and you need to ensure that you have taken enough care so as not to over tighten. Then you will turn back the water supply valve and be sure to check for leaks as the water starts to flow.
Damaged wax ring is the other cause of toilet leakages that we will be taking a look at. The cause of the damage is often resulting from the effects of erosion. Though a number of the homeowners will bring in the services of the plumbers to get such issues fixed, these may well be fixed by having some tips and ideas on how to go about them on your own.