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Why Won't My Toilet Stop Running?

June 21, 2022 | Blog

We have all dealt with an annoying toilet running when it should not. However, it may be more of an issue than just annoyance. Fortunately, our team at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect is here to provide the essential information to help with your bathroom plumbing!

What Are Common Causes Of Non-Stop Running Water?

The Flapper Chain Is Disconnected

Your flapper chain’s role is to connect the flush lever and the rubber flapper. If the chain becomes disconnected then this may cause issues.

You also must ensure that the flapper chain is not too long and gives too much slack. If so, the chain will still allow water to leak into the toilet bowl. A chain that is too long also will not allow the chain to release the flapper and allow the toilet to flush.

This vital asset of your toilet can cause it to run involuntarily!

The Flapper is Broken or Dirty

If your flapper has accumulated dirt over time, it can have trouble closing. This can always be solved by thoroughly cleaning the flapper to ensure its ability to properly close.

However, if the flapper itself is broken or damaged, then it will require replacement. Otherwise, your toilet will continue to not be able to flush properly and
it will continuously run.

The Float Valve Is Out Of Position

The water pressure that goes into your toilet bowl upon flushing is controlled by the float valve. This determines how much water will enter the bowl when flushing it.

If this feature is set too low, then you can expect the problem of your toilet running consistently and gratuitously. However, a float valve set too high can be just as problematic as it can cause an overwhelming flush that could lead to flooding issues.

What Is The Risk Of Not Fixing Your Toilet Immediately?

You Will Increase Flooding Risk

If you thought a running toilet was annoying, wait until you see a flooding toilet. This is a true headache that can cost you big and cause damage to your home.

This is a common potential problem that will make any maintenance fees worth it!

The Chance Of Blockages Will Rise

An inefficient flush can also mean your toilet bowl is not filling as it should. Weaker flushes will send water further into the pipes and cause blockage.

This can cause a foul odor and flooding. It is a stinky mess that is best to avoid!

Water Bill May Be Unexpectedly High

The sound of the water running may be excruciatingly irritating however, the bill at the end of the month could be worse. Every single drop of water that is unnecessarily running will be charged on your bill.

A running toilet can easily drive up utility costs sky high. In this case, it is of course best to contact one of our professionals for toilet repair!

Contact Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect For Plumbing Repair!

If you believe you need professional assistance with your bathroom plumbing, then give us at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect a call! We are the leaders in toilet repair in the Edmond, Oklahoma area. Visit our website today to view our specials and schedule a service!

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