How to fix a leaking toilet?

A leak in your WC inevitably leads to an increase in water consumption. Also, it is imperative to quickly resolve the problem by making the necessary repairs. Here are some tips on how to do it.

Leaks caused by the toilet tap

A water leak in the toilet means a loss of many m3 of water per year. When we know that the average water tariff in the country is estimated at 4 euros / m3, a quick calculation allows us to see how exorbitant such a loss can be. To remedy this, we will have to get our hands dirty.

One of the main causes of leaks is the toilet faucet. The first thing to do in this case is to turn off the tap and then flush the toilet. Using a multi-socket wrench or an open-end wrench, you need to loosen the faucet nut. Then remove the gasket and install a new one.

Leaks appearing at the level of the bowl and the tank

When the leak occurs between the bowl and the tank, it is usually due to a loosening of the tank or a problem with the seal. In this case, you must first turn off the water inlet tap, flush the toilet, remove the cover and then dismantle the entire mechanism. Then check the condition of the seal and buy an identical one. Finally, replace the faulty seal with the new one.

If this operation was not sufficient to resolve the problem, take a multi-socket wrench and tighten the fasteners between the bowl and the tank as much as possible. The nuts which are located under the bowl and at the back must be properly secured.

The rubber ball: a probable cause of leakage

The leak problem can also be caused by a poor connection between the tank seat and the rubber ball. The first operation to do in this case is to check the lifting rod by removing the pusher and the cover. If you see that it is bent, take a pair of flat pliers and then straighten it. It is imperative that the rubber ball falls properly into the tank seat for the leak to stop.

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