Repairing a leaking toilet can sometimes be a rather taxing problem. Locating the leak is the first step. Often times, it is not the toilet itself that is leaking, but a leaking angle stop valve or supply line. Or, it may be the gasket between the toilet tank and toilet bowl that is leaking. Another possibility is the water level in the toilet tank is too high, causing water to leak out around the toilet tank flush lever. Lastly, it could be the toilet is leaking around the base of the toilet, indicating a new wax ring is needed. It is also a distinct possibility that the toilet drain is backed up AND the wax ring is bad, thus the leak. Now that we have determined the possible causes for toilet leaks, and have determined that it is the gasket between the toilet tank and the toilet bowl that is leaking, our next course of action is to shut off the water to the toilet. But the toilet shut off valve is “frozen” and won’t turn.
Perhaps now is the time to call a professional plumber like Sav-On Plumbing and get a free evaluation and free estimate on what is obviously more complicated that first meets the eye. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to call us at Sav-On Plumbing. You’ll save more than just money-you’ll save a lot of wasted time, aggravation, additional and unnecessary work.