If your toilet is running all of the time, then your stress levels are likely rising every time you hear or see it. Just the sounds of a toilet running constantly can make you pull out your hair.
On top of the never-ending noise your brain keeps reminding you of the money that’s getting wasted along with the water.
No homeowner can be happy with a running toilet.
Fortunately, this is something that even basic DIY homeowners can handle. You just to be somewhat patient and know a few helpful hints which are offered to you here if you keep reading.
Fix Your Flapper
Not sure what the flapper is? It’s the specific piece that controls water flow both on and off anytime the toilet gets flushed. One possible issue is when the flapper gets stuck open. Another possible source of your difficulty is when a flapper gets cracked or has a broken seal. In any of these circumstances, water is going to keep flowing into your toilet bowl even at times that it’s not supposed to do so.
Watch your flapper when you flush your toilet to see if it winds up sticking opening. Make the necessary adjustments. To determine if a replacement is necessary try pressing down on it as you flush. If this additional pressure is able to stop the flow it’s time to put a new flapper in. Most of the time when you buy a new piece it will come with installation instructions.
Issues With The Fill Height
Something else you can try is adjusting the fill height. There’s a line inside your toilet that should indicate where the water is going to fill up to. To begin, be sure that your fill valve is properly on. The next step is checking your float height. Your toilet might have its own ball float. If you want to adjust the height of it then it should be possible to bend its arm so the float adapts to the position that you need for it to be.
If your toilet instead has a cup-type float then getting the float to an appropriate level means moving the spring-clip fasteners. That ought to deal with the toilet running constantly. If it hasn’t then keep moving down the list of possible problems.
Fix Your Toilet’s Fill Tube
When your toilet tank is filling up water will flow from its fill valve and through its fill tube into its overflow tube. Your toilet’s fill tube is what helps manage the water flow as it directs any excess water to get siphoned off into the overflow tube.
Water isn’t going to flow through appropriately if that tube gets cracked in any way. Also, the tube won’t even work if its end gets submerged under water.
If you want to fix your fill tube you might just have to cut back some of the tubing. On the other hand, if there’s an actual crack, then you have to replace the tube with a new piece.
Plumbing issues of all sorts can be huge problems for a homeowner. At Smith and Son Plumbing in Frisco, TX we take pride in helping you immediately when needed and you get the peace of mind of knowing your home’s plumbing is in capable and professional hands. Call us right away to schedule your service or get help with a plumbing emergency.