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Leaking Toilet Troubles

Leaking Toilet Troubles

Did you know that a standard toilet has five seals with potentials for leaking? In the event of a leak, don’t panic! There is something you can do to mitigate water damage while waiting for a licensed plumber to arrive. All toilets have a shut off valve most often with an obvious hand operable knob mounted to the wall behind them. Turn this knob clockwise to stop the flow of water. Note that because these valves often go for years without being used, the integrity of some of their components, such as neoprene washers, can become compromised. As a result of this, a small leak might persist directly from the valve even upon closing it. To avoid this, the working condition of shutoff valves to all toilets, showers and sinks should be checked at least once a year by briefly closing and opening them. As a final line of defense, duct tape can usually contain valve leaks until a licensed plumber with Repairman arrives to fix the problem.

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