A lot of money can be saved by doing small repairs around your house yourself instead of calling in a professional.
One of the items I see listed a lot (and with good reason as it’s easy) is to fix your own toilet when it starts to leak. It’s a pretty painless process but one of the steps that is critical involves turning off the water supply, then turning it back on.
It seems pretty easy and straightforward, but I’ve learned that there can sometimes be a little more to this step than meets the eye.
Often, when a water valve such as a toilet is left in the same position for months or even years at a time, turning it will often create a small leak where it will start dripping right above the handle that you just turned.