Category: toilet

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!