Plumbing Tips & Tricks
Did you know that only 3 problems make up 95% of why your toilet may be constantly running?
1. Float Height Needs Adjusting 2. Toilet Flapper is Leaking 3. Fill Tube Needs Shortening
Here's some quick tips on how to get your toilet back into its regular operation!
When water in the top tank is too high, it will spill in the bowl. Lowering the float valve will keep it at the right level
Flappers can get old and deteriorate. It's an easy fix. Just replace it with a new one from any hardware store. Watch put for the chain to make sure it doesn't get stuck.
Drain all the water from the top tank first before replacing the flapper. Also, check it's not just a long chain getting trapped under the flapper.
Your fill tube could be too long and not positioned correctly. Clip it to the right height.
A long refill tube can cause the toilet to run because the refill valve is creating a suction effect that pulls water out of the fill valve.
At any time during your repairs, if you feel uncomfortable with what you’re doing or make a colossal mistake, call your local plumber.