Flapper Fix And Focus

Dated: 01/18/2020

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Moving in to the new year has been exciting for our team as we continue to serve our past, present, and future clients with the honest and open professionalism you have all come to expect. It is our desire to motivate through opportunities to educate. H.O.M.E.

Have you ever been sitting on the couch enjoying the silence when all of a sudden you hear the sound of running water and then eventually silence again? This happened recently, and I quickly discovered the source. The guest bathroom toilet! In order to return to the relaxing on the couch part, I sent a teenager to "jiggle the handle and make it stop!" We all know that fix was temporary. Here's the permanent solution from our friends at American Pride Home Inspection and RecallTrak.

Water leaking from your toilet tank will not only cost you money when it comes to your utility bill, but it can also cause water damage to your bathroom floor and premature wear of your toilet's internal workings. To find out whether your toilet tank is leaking, add some red food coloring to the water in the tank. Come back in about an hour and see if the water in the bowl is pink. If it is, you have a leak.

If you find that your toilet is leaking from the tank to the bowl, the flapper needs to be replaced. To change your toilet's flapper, first shut off the water supply to your toilet. To do this, simply turn the water valve located directly behind the toilet. Remove the tank lid and flush the toilet in order to empty the tank. Use a towel or sponge to mop out any excess water left in the tank. Remove the flush chain from the lever, and then slide the old flapper up off the overflow tube. Slide the new flapper in place over the overflow tube, reconnect the chain, and turn the water supply back on.

Nothing like roaring into 2020 with a vision related focus and a fixed flapper! Let me know your 2020 focus and how your flapper fixin' goes!


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Kandi Malphrus

After years in Christian retail, I joined The Real Team Tinker Country @ Providence Realty in 2017. As part of the team, I will walk you through the complete real estate process whether you are buying....

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