How to Fix Your Running Toilet

Are you a Do It Yourself Type of a homeowner or renter? Are you just too stubborn to call a professional plumber? Well, that’s okay for simple fixes like a running toilet! The tips below will walk you through the basics.

Step 1: To begin, you will first need to remove the lid off the back of the toilet- check to see if the flapper (the rubber thingy at the bottom of your toilet tank) is warped, torn or damaged in any way. If so, this is why your toilet is constantly running!
Step 2: You will need to replace the flapper. They are fairly inexpensive and can be picked up at your local home repair stores.
Step 3: You will need to turn of the water by turning the nob behind the toilet.
Step 4: You will need to flush the toilet, in order to get all the water out of the tank.
Step 5: You will find a chain attached to the flush lever on one end and the flapper on the other end- you will need to detach that chain from the flapper.
Step 6: Now you can remove the flapper and replace it with the new one.
Step 7: You can reattached the chain to the new flapper now and adjust the chain, if necessary.
Step 8: Now turn the water back on.

Finally, give yourself a pat on the back; you have successfully fixed your running toilet all by yourself! If you’re experiencing larger leaks around your toilet, please give us a call!