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While there are numerous reasons you should skip DIY home repairs and dial up a professional instead, there are -- thankfully -- some fix it jobs you can easily tackle. And luckily they involve one of the most vital, overworked appliances in the home: The toilet.
Toilets are prone to breaking down, clogging up and over running. But these snafus can be quickly fixed with a little know-how. Let's get you started on the path to handyman wisdom by diagnosing two of the most common problems and revealing their solutions.
Problem: Running toilet
Besides being annoying, a constantly running toilet will spike your bill and ruin the appliance since the excess water will erode the bowl, leading to a leak.
Solution: Fix the flapper
Problem: Crooked toilet seat
Ensure your toilet is as comfortable as possible by replacing the cracked, misaligned or poor fitting seat.
Solution: Replace the seat
Both of these repairs require only a few minutes of your time and lead to a more livable environment, not to mention more money in your wallet. For more complex problems, like a leaking toilet, it's best to contact a trained professional at Michael & Son.