If the repairs are bigger and necessitate the water being switched off for the entire home, then it is best not to do this part yourself, but to involve a plumber to ensure that the job is done correctly and you do not face further problems in the future.
The next step can look a little different, depending on how badly damaged your toilet flapper is. So, the first mini step of this third step is to check over the flapper valve. It needs to be smooth and clean.
Step 3, Option 1: Replacing The Leaking Toilet Flapper
It is rare that cracks will appear in the flush valve, but if you find this to be the case, then you may need to replace the entire toilet. This is especially true if the toilet is old and you cannot find the parts to replace the toilet.
Step 3, Option 2: Cleaning The Leaking Toilet Flapper
So, you will need to take an old rag and clean away all of the dirt build-ups. Sometimes, you may find that the dirt is difficult to clean and if this is the case, you will need a liquid specially designed to remove minerals.
The last step in cleaning the leaking toilet flapper is to check the flapper chain. So, before you change the tank lid, you will need to check over the chain that links the arm of the toilet tank and toilet flapper together.
It is best if there is a certain amount of slack to the chain. This is because if the chain is too tight, then the flapper can sometimes remain open and this will allow leaks to continue, solving no problems.