How to fix a toilet leak
1. Inspect the Float and Inlet Valve
The float is designed to tell the inlet valve to shut off when the water rises within the tank. If the water level rises above the overflow tube, the problem probably lies with the float or inlet valve. Try flushing the toilet and when the water rises, lift the rod that holds the float. If the water stops filling the bowl and rising, the inlet valve is in working condition and the issue is probably with the float.
2. Adjust the float
At the top of the ballcock you will find a screw. This allows you to adjust the level of the float within the toilet tank. After this is adjusted you should be able to reduce the amount of water that is let into the tank and therefore not have the tank overflow. If this does not work, there could be a hole in the in the float which means it would not rise enough to trip the valve.
3. Turn off the water
At this point, if the toilet is still not fixed, the problem is probably a little more complicated that an easy DIY home fix. In this case, give us a call on 0400 053 263 and we can come out and complete a toilet leak repair.
Toilet Leak Repair and Service Areas
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