Toilet Running Constantly? How to Stop It

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Ever been driven to distraction by the relentless sound of a constantly running toilet? This disconcerting, insistent rush of water is not only disruptive, but it can also play havoc with your water bill and the environment. Fortunately, with a touch of homegrown expertise from Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling, you can navigate your way out of this plumbing predicament. 

Read on as Shadrach sheds light on this common household challenge.

What To Do If Your Toilet Is Running Constantly:

Firstly, it’s essential to identify the root of the problem. A running toilet typically results from an issue with either the flapper, the fill valve, or the float. Don’t let these technical terms daunt you! With just a few steps, Shadrach will demystify the entire process.

The flapper, that innocent-looking rubber component at the bottom of your tank, could be your water-wasting culprit. If it doesn’t seal correctly after each flush, water keeps trickling into your toilet bowl, creating that incessant, irksome sound. To inspect it, turn the water supply off and empty your toilet tank by flushing it. If your flapper appears worn out or damaged, it’s time for a quick trip to your local hardware store for a replacement.

But what if your flapper is not the perpetrator? Let’s turn our attention to the fill valve. Over time, debris and mineral deposits can build up in your fill valve, causing a constant flow of water. Thankfully, this issue can usually be remedied by cleaning the fill valve.

However, if your fill valve and flapper are both innocent, the relentless water flow may be due to a faulty float. This clever device maintains the proper water level in the toilet tank. If the float is adjusted to a position that’s too high, the tank will overfill, causing endless running water going into the overflow tube. To rectify this, you just need to adjust the float to a lower level.

Need Professional Help?

Ultimately, the path to a peaceful bathroom and a lower water bill can sometimes be within reach without the need to summon professional help. However, if your toilet has taken on an unwavering symphony of running water, and DIY is not in your wheelhouse, a skilled plumber in Fountain Hills is only a phone call away. 

Contact Shadrach Plumbing & Cooling to schedule an appointment with one of our professional plumbers today. We can easily help you to once again have serenity in your sanctuary and halt the haunting sound of a constantly running toilet.