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Helpful Tips for Simple Leak Repairs

If your bathtub, sink, or toilet is leaking, there are some easy steps you can follow to stop the leak and then call your trusted plumbing service company to repair it.

Here are some pointers on how to accomplish this task:

How to Fix a Leaking Faucet

To fix a leaky faucet, you need to turn off the water supply to it. You can turn off the supply by lifting the handle all the way up, or you can turn off the main water line, which is usually found under the sink. Different fixtures have different ways of disconnecting the water line, so make sure you learn how to turn off the water before you call your plumber.

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet

To fix a leaking toilet, you will need to remove the tank lid and then use a putty knife or a plastic credit card to seal the retaining screws that hold the tank onto the bowl.

To release the supply line, you need to take the fill valve off of the side of the tank, then use a screwdriver to take out the retaining screws that hold the fill valve onto the side of the tank.

To remove the tank, hold the fill valve in place, and reach underneath and unscrew the retaining screws with a screwdriver, located on both sides of the tank. Once you have done this, you can remove the tank.

To stop the leak, you will need to clean the seal on the fill valve with some rubbing alcohol on a damp cloth, then wipe the seal on the fill valve with a piece of paper towel that has been soaked in some rubbing alcohol, and replace the fill valve.

If you would like to make an appointment with our plumbing service company, please do not hesitate to call Utd Plumbing & Heating Hoboken today at (201) 312-6470. We are based in the Hoboken, NJ area.

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