People are generally familiar with working toilets and the mechanics. After a flush, the water fills back up in the tank and then will stop the filling process when the water level is high enough. If the water continues to run and run, then you have yourself a running toilet. Here at A Step Above Plumbing Inc., we understand that many people will recognize that they have a running toilet, but might not understand why their toilet keeps running. If you are one of those individuals who cannot figure out why your running toilet won’t stop or stops and then starts running again, here are a few ideas.
- The float inside the toilet needs to be fixed. The float is the piece of the toilet’s inner workings that somewhat resembles a rubber ball. The float is there to float on the surface of the water and then shut off the water once it reaches a certain level. If your float never is raised enough to shut off the water, then the toilet will continue to run. Adjusting your float can solve this issue.
- You might have a leaking flapper. The flapper is part of your toilet that allows water to exit the tank and also provides a seal so the tank can refill after each flush. If the flapper is not creating a tight seal, then water will leak through and the float will not be able to activate, leaving you with a running toilet.
- You need an expert plumbing repair. If you have checked your running toilet for these issues and your toilet is still running, it is time to call in the experts. There are some running toilet issues that require the assistance of professional plumbers, and we are here to help.
If you are struggling with a running toilet, we can take care of the issue. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us today.