How to Fix a Toilet - Home Owner Advice
At least once in their lifetime, every tenant or homeowner is faced with a temperamental, perhaps even rebellious toilet. To take care of this problem, the first thing you must do is lift the toilet lid. Here, you can become familiar with how your toilet works. Look for what appears to be wrong with it, and what parts you need to make the required repair.
FlushKING has everything you need to fix a toilet!
FlushKING has assembled a Complete Repair Pack for every type of toilet, and all come with an efficient water saving mechanism and instructions for the easiest possible installation. If you need flush valve or fill valve replacement, floating arm or ballcock repair or replacement, if your toilet leaks from bowl or base, we have in stock every part you’ll need. Our expert staff will guide you to assemble every tool and part you’ll need. Read more to find out how to fix a toilet without the need of a plumber.
Stop That Running Toilet!
If your toilet runs too often or constantly using water supply, the remedy may be simple. Firstly, you will need to remove the lid on the water tank and lift the floating arm. If this makes the toilet stop running, the problem is that the water level isn’t sufficient to raise the arm and stop the water running. Check to see if the arm is aligned properly and, if needed, gently bend the arm to straighten it. Flush the toilet to see if it raises freely and the water stops. However, if this fails to solve this particular toilet problem, unscrew the ball from the arm and check to see if there’s any water in it. If so, empty it, reattach it, and the problem should be solved. Does the problem persist? You may need to replace the ball.
Check the Valve
The flush valve at the bottom of the tank may require your attention. If this valve closes too quickly it will prevent adequate water from filling the tank. To fix this, you’ll find three or four different height settings that you can try until enough water flows into the toilet.
Check the Seal
If you still have a leak, another source may be the flapper seal assembly. This part could get messy. You’ll have to drain the toilet tank and check it for corrosion. It may need a deep clean to remove limescale build up. If this doesn’t solve the problem, or if any other part of the assembly appears rusted or damaged, you may have to replace the entire mechanism.
Check the Joints
Is the toilet joint between water tank and toilet bowl leaking? Simply tightening the nuts and replace the washers. This may solve the problem. Don’t neglect to clean the water ports on the underside of the toilet rim. If you find cracks or leaks in the bowl or tank you’ll probably have to replace the toilet.
Complete Repair Kits in Stock Today
FlushKING Complete Repair Kits address all the problems you have with toilet flush, toilet fill valves, flapper valves, issues with water supply valves, filling up, and leaking. We have a range of products to suit your needs including:
- Repair Pack 1 will equip you for a repair or refurbish a top flush toilet cistern with push button on the countertop. The fill valve included is designed for cisterns with a fixed 8" high fill valve. The dual flush valve allows a full or half flush.
- Repair Pack 2 addresses adjustable bottom fills.
- Repair Pack 3 repairs cable flush mechanisms and fixed bottom fills.
- Repair Pack 4 upgrades an older lever toilet cistern with a top flush cistern cover or inside furniture.
- Repair Pack 5 is designed for complete cistern repair with lever flush and fill valve to repair or refurbish an old lever toilet.
- Repair Pack 6 includes a fill valve adjustable to fit different size cisterns to provide full or half flush.
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