Toilet

  • OVERFLOWING

    • Behind the toilet on the floor there is a Chrome Stand Pipe.
    • On the pipe, there is an oblong shaped valve.
    • Turn the valve clockwise until you feel the valve shut.  DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
    • Make sure to wipe up the water before it stains the floor or leaks, causing more harm.
  • BACKED UP

    • You can try to plunge the toilet, but if you can wait for Middel Realty, we prefer to snake it.  Plunging may only push the obstruction further down the pipe causing more damage.
    • If the reason it is clogged is due to fecal matter ONLY, plunging is a good idea.  Place the plunger over the center of the toilet in the water and gently but forcefully push on the handle.
  • CONSTANT RUNNING

    • If you are worried, you can turn off the water to the toilet.
  • HOW TO TURN OFF

    • Behind the toilet on the floor there is a Chrome Stand Pipe
    • On the pipe, there is an oblong shaped valve.
    • Turn the valve clockwise until you feel the valve shut.  DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
    • Make sure to wipe up the water before it stains the floor or leaks, causing more harm.
    • Most likely, the flapper is warped, dirty or there is an obstruction preventing the flapper from sealing shut.
    • Clean the flapper with your finger and if it continues to run, Middel Realty will be out to replace the flapper.
  • LEAKING FROM BASE

    • DO NOT USE THE TOILET, PERIOD.
    • TURN OFF WATER TO TOILET
    • Behind the toilet on the floor there is a Chrome Stand Pipe
    • On the pipe, there is an oblong shaped valve.
    • Turn the valve clockwise until you feel the valve shut.  DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
    • Make sure to wipe up the water before it stains the floor or leaks, causing more harm.