If you need to turn off water to your toilet, here is what to do:
- Locate the shut-off valve that is located behind your toilet. The valve will be connected to a hose or pipe coming out of the toilet tank and going into the wall or floor.
- Turn the valve clockwise until it is tight. You should not need to use a wrench or other tool which can result in over-tightening the valve.
Tips and Recommendations
- Create a visual reminder not to use the toilet by taping a sign to the toilet or placing tape across the seat.
- Once the water is turned off, you probably have one flush left. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to flush the toilet and there isn’t enough water in the tank, you can pour a bucket of water in the basin.