Do It Yourself Home Toilet Repair

by Danny Glaser
(Baltimore, MD)

Yes, you really can handle a do it yourself home toilet repair project. To repair any item in your home, it might cost you a lot of money, especially if you have to call a plumber out to fix it for you. This is no longer necessary, as you really can do these repairs yourself. Let us have a look at how you can make use of the do it yourself home toilet repair guidelines to save some of your hard earned money. So many times, it happens that someone is in the plumbing area of a shop standing there not having a clue as to what they should do with all the items in front of them.

If you find that there is a leak in your toilet, but have no clue as to where it is coming from, have a look at the following places on your toilet. The wax seal can be broken. There could very well be a leak on the inside of the tank leading to the bowl. There could be a problem with the overflow tube of the toilet (inside the tank) or the connection from the supply tube can be faulty.

You are sure to find a leak at any of these places that will not be a difficult do it yourself home toilet repair task. It could very well be your ballcock tube, which just slipped out of place causing every one of your leaks, and there is no need for you to call a plumber to fix this.

You can always visit the nearest library or shops selling do it yourself home toilet repair books. Here you will find something that will inform you as to which tools you will need to start the job.

They generally give you a good breakdown of the different problems you can experience as well as how you can fix each one of them. If your ballcock tube is the problem, here is do it yourself home toilet repair tip. Something to keep in mind is that this is the easiest part of your toilet, which you can fix. In the tank of your toilet, there is a small tube which is usually black. This tube connects to the flush valve that flushes your toilet. A little clasp holds it in place and can easily slip off.

This will be the cause of excess water spraying into the bowl causing the leak. To stop the leak you only have to reconnect the valve with the clip and your toilet problems will be a thing from the past. The bottom line is that for do it yourself home toilet repairs you do not need to be a plumbing expert.

Comments for Do It Yourself Home Toilet Repair

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

very useful
by: Meg Starr

I'm assuming that all toilet systems are the same as suggested here and a plumber is very expensive so this is a very encouraging article. I'd certainly have a go myself after reading this.

Great do it yourself home toilet repair tips
by: Jaydee

I found this information really useful, thanks. As well as the expense it is quite a challenge to even get a plumber to call round for a small job where I live. I'll be bookmarking this article so if I ever have a leaky toilet I'll be able to try to fix it myself.

I need it now!
by: MLsmith

I have a leak. I am going to print this up and use it as a checklist as I go over the toilet. I really need to get this fix because it is causing water all over the bathroom floor.

Do It Yourself Toilet Repair - I Fixed It Myself
by: Momof12

I had a leak inside the tank of my toilet, and I didn't have the money to pay for a plumber. I discovered it was that little black tube and I was able to reconnect it!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Do-It-Yourself Projects Articles.