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How To Fix A Leaking Toilet

Leaking Toilet – How To Fix a leaking toilet

If you need to replace your toilet then you have to install a water saving dual flush system. Now is the time to upgrade to a dual flush toilet.

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Highlander Plumbing toilet repair offer.

For a limited we have a special on inlet valves, which are the most common cause of toilet leaks. $155 supplied and installed. No other company can match this offer. Get in quick because it won’t last. This offer uses the tried and tested fluidmaster brand inlet valve, anything else is just not good enough. So $155 for a new bottom inlet valve, don’t wait, call now. Stop the annoying drip into the bowl, stop wasting water. For a limited time we are also doing specials on outlet valve washers as well. Call now!*

*$155 offer does not include and outlet valve washer, this offer is not applicable to side inlet valves, this offer is for fluidmaster type valves only.

Let’s make the toilet simple. The bowl is what you sit on and the cistern is what holds the water for the flush. All of the moving parts are in the cistern, so naturally the servicing centers around the cistern. The cistern is comprised of two parts, the inlet valve and the outlet valve. The inlet valve allows the water in; the outlet valve is connected to the button that you push to flush to let the water out.

Now we’ve got that clear, let’s look at some of the common leaking toilet problems…

Leaking Toilet Fixing - Water is Running into the Bowl

The main cause of this is a faulty inlet valve. We always recommend replacement of the valve; it gives you a fresh start, and we don’t see the point of replacing a washer and leaving the existing plastic components. Shut the water off at the isolating point below the toilet. Disconnect the water supply from the base of the inlet valve. Install a new inlet valve and re connect to the water supply.

Note: we always recommend the outlet valve washer be renewed at this time too, as water may dribble into the bowl and cause the inlet valve to re fill.

Water is Dripping on the Floor

This is a common one and can have a few causes. The main ones are; the flush cone rubber has perished; the close coupled seal needs replacing; the inlet valve is over filling and exiting the cistern via and old over flow tube.

I Push the Button and Nothing Happens

All of these problems are to do with the outlet valves being faulty. There are many different styles in use. We always recommend using an outlet valve with a central overflow into the bowl. This is a common problem with Kohler toilets that use geberit components. These are the ones with the button that you can’t get off. The entire outlet valve needs replacing for this problem. We strongly recommend not trying to get the button off this type of cistern as you may break the lid.

The Main Rules – How to fix a leaking toilet

  • Always inspect the cistern prior to service for cracks.
  • Do not, under any circumstances attempt to service a cistern that is cracked in any way.
  • Porcelain is very sharp and dangerous when it cracks.
  • If you must replace it, you have to install dual flush.
  • The correct part must be used on the brand of toilet you are using.
  • Parts are not inter-changeable.
  • Use genuine Caroma, Fowler and Geberit parts when they are needed.

If fixing your leaking toilet gets too hard contact us online or call away on 1300 362 250.