There are times when you need to use the shutoff valve on your toilet to cut off the water supply. Before you make any kind of home repairs or DIY upgrades, you’ll need to turn off water to make sure you don’t get flooded.
But how exactly do you turn off your toilet water supply?
For first time homeowners, finding the main shutoff valve can be intimidating. But you might be surprised by how many plumbing repairs you can do without ever calling a plumber.
Of course, if you have an emergency or can’t figure out the source of the problem, a plumber’s guidance might help. But with an emergency, make sure you turn off your water to protect your entire house from potential disaster.
Locate The Toilet Shutoff Valve
The fill valve will be located on the water pipe that supplies the toilet tank. Look for a pipe attached to the side or bottom of the tank.
It will either connect to the wall or to the floor.
Along that pipe, there should be a handle that looks like a football-shaped faucet. Handles can come in other shapes and sizes, but the football design is the most common.
Most often, the valve is installed to the left of the toilet bowl.
Turn The Valve
Once you’ve located the valve, you will need to turn it clockwise. Different models will need to be turned a different number of times.