Category: bathroom

How to Repair your Toilet

A few years back, I had a friend who lived in an older apartment. It was a basement conversion in an older home and she was always having troubles. One in particular was toilet troubles. You see, they had an older well and there was a lot of sediment in the water so each time she flushed it would get caught in her fill valve and eventually it would stop working. Either that or she would have what was called “ghost flushing.”  This is where your toilet just flushes for no reason. Anyway, off to Home Depot I would go, pick up the parts needed and go over and fix it. Then I got smart! I taught HER how to do it. At first she thought she wouldn’t be able to do it since it looks intimidating but she finally mastered it and you can too…..

Here is a step by step video on how to diagnose your toilet troubles and also how to fix them. So let’s go!


How to Unclog a Toilet

The other day I was at a friends house and she excused herself to use the bathroom. A few minutes later, I hear her yelling “Help, Help!” I ran upstairs and found her standing over the toilet, water overflowing everywhere. She looked at me in horror and said “What do I do??”  I quickly reached over, shut off the water valve and grabbed the plunger. As I unclogged the toilet, she looked on in amazement!    “How did you know how to do that?” she asked.

Some things you just assume everyone knows, but as we see here, that’s not the case. lol  Thanks to Home Depot, here is a video about how to unclog a toilet. Now you have no excuses!