I Would Be The Poorest Plumber Ever

My knowledge and expertise when it comes to plumbing projects is pretty limited.  I got pretty lucky in the past with unclogging a stubborn bathroom sink drain.  I also once did some successful troubleshooting on how to clear a piece of food out of the garbage disposal that wouldn’t budge, couldn’t be located and was very stinky as the house had been unoccupied for a few months (solution: run ice through the disposal).

But, one of the things that gets me every time is working on the toilet, specifically the various parts and pieces within the tank that somehow make it flush.  That’s what this post is about.

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When Doing Sink Or Toilet Repairs, Remember This Tip

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.

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