What are some common causes of toilet leaks?

Possible causes of toilet leaks include:

  • Chain or strap in the tank that is too long and doesn’t lift the flapper or ball high enough to float on its own.
  • Bad flush valve (located in the center of the tank). Check the ball, flapper, seal or gasket under the flush valve.
  • Bad refill valve (located in the left side of the toilet tank).

These leaks are easy to fix with do-it-yourself parts from your local hardware store or you can contact your plumber. There are also several websites on the internet that demonstrate how to find and fix a toilet leak.