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Fixing your Home’s Leaking Toilet

leaking toiletDealing with a leaking toilet is never a fun situation for anyone who has to deal with it. It’s often a big mess, and if you don’t know much about plumbing, you often don’t know where to start to fix the problem. While we can’t help you out with the mess, we might be able to help you identify what the problem with your toilet and how you should go about fixing your leaking toilet.

Shut the Water Off

As any plumber would do, before you perform any repairs on the toilet, you should make sure that their is no source of water going to the toilet. Many toilets will have a shutoff valve near the base of the toilet where you can do that. If it doesn’t have one, you will need to shut the water supply off to your home. Once there is no more source of water supply for your toilet, flush it a few times to empty the tank of water. You may also want to take a sponge and soak up the remaining water inside the toilet bowl.

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