|What are we talking about?
||How long does it typically take to repair
a leak from a toilet?
||1hrs pipework only, from 2hrs toilet outflow
||Being able to turn the water off
|Questions to ask
||Is there an isolating valve? If not does
the customer know where the main stop cock is? Is there a roof tank
(in older properties toilets were often fed from the roof tank).
Make sure the cistern and pipework is accessible. In some modern
properties they are boxed in and /or tiled in which case the main
task is getting access!
Repairing leaks on the inflow pipe may mean either tightening
or replacing joints/couplings to the ball valve or replacing the
ball valve as described elsewhere.
Leaks on the outflow pipe (that's the smelly end) are more often
than not caused by deteriorating seals and can mean the entire
toilet needs to come out. Typically this involves disconnecting
the water supply, overflow and outflow connections and getting
those rusty old screws out which hold the bowl down!