A Beginner, Step-by-Step Guide
For those who may not know, a toilet flapper is the portion of the toilet that seals the opening between the toilet bowl and the tank. When the toilet flushes, the flapper or tank ball lifts out of the way of this seal and allows water to rush into the toilet bowl. After a short time, the flapper or tank ball settles back onto the opening reseals it, allowing the tank to refill with water. Keeping this in mind, it should not be surprising that an older flapper or tank ball is prone to leaking – here is how to fix it.