A toilet is one of those essential household items that you cannot do without. However, due to the frequency with which it is used, a toilet needs to be repaired every so often. Luckily, you do not necessarily need to call in a plumber to do the job. Most of the time, you will be able to do it yourself. Visit toiletadvisors.com and you will have all the ideas you need.
The first thing to do is establish where the problem is. The most common problems are:
1) Broken seal around the base of the toilet
2) Faulty valve in the tank
If there is water gathering around the base of your toilet then the odds are that a seal has broken. To find out where the leak is, simply trace the water back to its source.
If the leak is higher up, you can fix it with a little rubber or silicone sealant. First turn off the water and flush the toilet to make sure that it is as empty as possible. Then just squeeze the sealant into the join that has broken its seal and wait for it to dry. Once it is dry, turn the water back on and use the toilet as normal and keep an eye on it to see if it is still leaking or not.
A leak around the base of the toilet is a little more tricky. You will need to remove the toilet and check that the pipes in the base are all sealed properly and reseal them (with the water turned off) to fix this kind of leak.
A faulty valve will produce a constant stream of running water in the bowl of the toilet. If this sounds like the problem that you have, simply remove the lid of the tank and see what is happening. It is often the join between the float and the valve that has broken. You can either try to rig something to replace this link or buy a new mechanism and fit that into the tank.
Fixing a toilet leak is not difficult at all. All it takes is a little careful observation and, perhaps, some ingenuity.