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How to Turn Off the Water to Your Toilet

Replace a Toilet Water Shut Off Valve

The toilet water shut-off valve, is also known as an angle stop. It is an easy-to-use plumbing valve that shuts off the water to your toilets and sinks. It is typically located on the wall behind the toilet beneath the toilet tank, on the left side and this valve allows you to turn on or off the water to the toilet. The toilet water shut-off valve is a small, L-shaped, or straight valve that connects the water supply line to the toilet or faucets, providing an accessible point for you to shut off the water when there is a leak. Turn clockwise to turn off the water. Its placement provides quick and easy access, so you can turn off the water to the toilet quickly.

How to Replace a Toilet Shut Off Valve

There are two paths for you to replace a leaky defective toilet shut-off valve, we will discuss both of them.

  1. Hire a Plumber- Book a video chat with a plumbing contractor in your area to find out how much it costs to replace your toilet shut off valve today.
  2. Do It Yourself (DIY)- Book a video chat with a plumber to learn how to replace your toilet shut-off valve right now to fix it yourself.

Toilet Water Shut-Off Valve

Angle stops are valves that turn on and off water to toilets and sinks. These water shut off valves are positioned discreetly behind toilets or beneath sink fixtures. This water shut off valve is the closest option to turn off the water to your toilet. You will turn the valve handle clockwise until it stops turning to turn off the water. They are used for toilets and sinks and are important shut off valves in your plumbing system. Angle stops provide you with a convenient and effective way to turn off the water to your sinks and toilets.

Shut Off the Toilet Water Valve

Types of Shut Off Valve for Toilets

The valve used to shut off the water to the toilet, comes in two main types multi-turn and quarter-turn.

Many plumbers install quarter-turn water shut off valves for toilets and sinks, and you can replace them with either type.

Toilet Shut Off Valve Installation

It is common practice for plumbers to replace shut off valves when replacing toilets or any faucet for that matter. You need the shut-off valve to be in good working condition in case you have a problem. Over time, valves will corrode, making it difficult to turn the water off. Plumbers replace shut off valves during toilet and faucet replacements.

Toilet Water Shut Off Valves Last for Years

The lifespan of angle stops, also known as toilet shut-off valves, can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the valve, water quality, and usage patterns. On average, a well-maintained angle stop can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years or more.

When you notice leaks, difficulty in turning the handle, or corrosion on the valve, you will need to replace the angle stop. You should periodically inspect the valve locations for signs of water leaks and repair to prevent expensive water damage.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Toilet Shut-Off Valve

The cost of hiring a plumber in your area to replace a toilet shut off valve can vary based on several factors, such as your location, the plumber's hourly rates, and the complexity of the plumbing job. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $200 or more to replace your toilet water shut off valve. However, the best way to find out how much it costs is to book a video chat with a plumbing contractor in your area and show them your situation.

Replace Leaky Toilet Shut Off Valves

To get an accurate estimate, it's best to book a video chat with a local plumber to get a quote. The plumber can look at your situation to provide a price.

Brands of Toilet Shut Off Valves Used in Your Home

Several manufacturers produce toilet shut off valves here is a list.

Purchase Toilet Shut Off Valves in Your Area

You can purchase angle stops at various locations, both in-store and online. Here are some common places where you and the plumber can buy angle stops to install in your home.

Select the right type and size of toilet shut off to connect to your water pipe. If you're unsure about the size of your pipe and supply hose, book a video chat with a plumber now for help.

Toilet Shut-Off Valves Pipe Connection Sizes
Most toilets use a common size for angle stops, toilet supply lines, and connections to toilet fill valves are typically standard.

When purchasing toilet replacement parts or new toilets, plumbing faucets, or bath and shower fixtures, it's crucial to match the sizes, toilet rough measurements, and faucet handle spreads. If you're not sure what you are dealing with, then stop and book a video chat with our plumber now.

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