Leaky faucets, drafty windows, clogged pipes and similar home repairs may seem intimidating. These home maintenance repairs can usually be fixed without the inconvenience and cost of hiring a professional contractor. If you suspect water is leaking from your toilet tank, add red food color to the water in the tank then check back after an hour to see if the water in the bowl is pink. If you see pink then you have a leak that is costing your money on your utility bill. A toilet bowl leak may also cause damage to your bathroom floor and wear out the toilet’s internal workings. Learn how to fix a leaking toilet yourself below.
If you find that your toilet is leaking from the tank to the bowl, the flapper needs to be replaced. To change your toilet’s flapper, first shut off the water supply to your toilet. To do this, simply turn the water valve located directly behind the toilet. Remove the tank lid and flush the toilet in order to empty the tank. Use a towel or sponge to mop out any excess water left in the tank. Remove the flush chain from the lever, and then slide the old flapper up off the overflow tube. Slide the new flapper in place over the overflow tube, reconnect the chain, and turn the water supply back on.
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