By Bellevue Plumbing Pro
While white noise can provide comfort, the sounds of running toilets are not.
A constantly running toilet is disruptive and annoying. It also means you waste lots of water, which can lead to a lot of wasted money.
This is a plumbing issue that you can solve on your own. There are only a few simple components to the toilet tank. It is possible that one or more of these mechanisms is malfunctioning or is deteriorating, which is why your toilet is running.
These are some tips on what you should look for and parts that may be required to replace or repair.
Adjust the Fill Height
Your tank’s water level is too high and water will continue to flow. This happens because water flows through the overflow tube (which we’ll discuss later).
You’ll find a float inside your toilet tank. It can be either shaped like an egg or a cup. This is what controls the tank’s water level.
Turn the screw to attach it to a ballcock float and lower it slightly. To tighten the screw, you can re-adjust it. The rod can be adjusted with your hands. Problem solved if the water does not flow after the flush.
You can adjust the cup’s height by moving the rod attached to it and pinching the spring clips. If none of these options work, you might need to replace the fill valve.
Check Your Fill Tube
Your tank has a tube that drains water from the tank. This helps regulate the flow of water in your toilet. These tubes can be damaged or broken over time. The tube can’t perform its job if it is submerged in water. You can siphon excess water using the overflow tube. You might try removing the end and making sure it is visible.
If this doesn’t work, turn off the water supply to the tube and unbolt it. To get the correct replacement, remove it from the tube and take it to the hardware shop. Reinstall it and secure it again.
Replace the Flapper
A damaged or broken flapper is one of the most common causes of a running toilet. The flapper, a large rubber part that acts almost as a plug when flushing the toilet, is a big rubber piece.
When you flush, hold the flapper down. If water is not flowing under the added pressure, it’s likely that the problem is solved. It is easy to remove it from your home.
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