How To Fix A Leaky Toilet
A leaking toilet can be a major headache to deal with. Before you call in a plumber, watch this video to determine where the cause of the leaking might be. You might even be able to repair it yourself.
A leaking toilet can cause major problems in your bathroom, i.e. floods or go through to your downstairs ceilings, which cause them to collapse.
So, now, I am going to show you how to stop and fix a leak. First, what we need to do is identify what is causing the leak from the toilet. It could be anything from this valve here to the nut here.
It could be onto the cistern, or even the doughnut underneath the tube, which obviously would mean separating. But we found that there was a leak on this pipework here. So what we will do, we just nip these nuts up and hopefully, that will cure this leak.
We've identified the leak, just coming from this nut here. So I'm going to use my tap spanner just to give it a slight little nit up, like that, and now, we've identified there is no more leaks. Another common cause of leaks in bathrooms is this system here in the cistern.
Some have a ball valve; others have this float assembly here. Don't try to repair it yourselves, it will need replacing. Basically, it could be the pipework underneath, it could be the doughnut, it could be the actual system itself.
Obviously, if it's just a nut, you can nip it up with a tap spanner, but obviously if it's the cistern or the doughnut, you need a professional to come in and fix it for you. And that's how to fix a leaky toilet. .