I recently noticed some water coming out of the hole where the handle is on my toilet. Curious, I decided to take a peek. When I took the lid off of the back of the toilet and flushed, water started spraying out of the top of the float valve. I put the lid back on, flushed again, and I could see a small stream of water coming out of the handle. I see two ways of approaching this, but I would like to get your recommendations.
I suspect that this has been happening for a while, perhaps even before the previous tenants (this is in an apartment complex).
- Buy some sort of gasket or plug to put in the hole where the handle goes in to prevent water from coming out
- Buy a new float valve, and see if it still occurs.
Because this is an apartment complex, I'm a bit weary about buying a new float valve. I am also a fairly new into living on my own, and perhaps don't know the proper terminology. Is option 1 feasible, and if it is, do I have the proper terminology, or is there a more appropriate alternative?