Toilets are often a common cause for people to have to call out the plumbers. There are a number of things that can go wrong with a toilet, some are a simple fix, others require more time and money to fix them. Common issues people have with their toilets are that they wont refill, or won’t stop refilling, take ages to drain away and does not flush effectively or that they are leaking water. Often these sorts of problems are caused by issues within the cistern. It may be that a simple rubber seal has become damaged and needs to be replaced. The part will usually cost pence but the call out and the time for the plumber to fit it may be well cost more than £50. Ideally if you have a simple issue like this with your toilet, do some basic investigation work first. Toilets are often not overly complicated so you can easily take bits apart and put them back together again. You may well be able to find the faulty part and order one online or from your local DIY store and replace it yourself.
If there is water leaking from the toilet the first thing to do is to turn the water supply off to the toilet. You can then start to try and see where it may be coming from.