How To Fix A Leaky Tank? – Complete Guide
With time and usage, the toilet tank tends to leak; it happens because of the deterioration of the spud washer. But you do not need to worry just yet. No, you do not have to remodel or even call in a plumber. You can fix these yourself, all you need are some tools and materials and good guidance. Well, here is a step by step guide for you to fix a leaky tank all by yourself. Now don the apron or your working attire and get ready.
The Tools That You Need To Keep In Handy
If Thanos has the infinity stones to just destroy the world with just a snap of his fingers, well these tools are your infinity stones to overcome a leaky tank. An adjustable wrench, rags, white vinegar, small wire brush, sponge and a screwdriver. Be sure to read this article if you need to fix a garbage disposal.
- Shut off the valve. You will find the water valve just below the tank, close to the wall. Turn it clockwise to stop the water flow completely. If you do not shut off the valve, before you start working, you will end up getting splashed with water and making a mess. So let's do this the right way.
- Make sure that there is no water left in the tank. This is important. This is where you need the sponge, to absorb any water that is left in the tank after you have flushed the toilet.
- After you have made sure that there is no water in the tank, use the adjustable wrench to hold the bolt nuts tightly. You will find the bolt nuts just under the tank bolt.
- Now take out the screwdriver and unscrew the tank bolts inside the tank. There are 2 tank bolts, so you need to do this twice to get all the bolts out. Once you take the bolts out, you can take the whole tank out and lay it aside for the timebeing — congratulation you have made it this far. Now, moving on.
- You started this process to replace the spud washes. So this time you take the old spud washer out with an adjustable wrench. Once it comes loose, insert the new spud washer in its place. Make sure you have the placed it in the right sockets and in the right position, now tighten it using the spud nut.