Have you experienced the annoying sound of your kitchen tap dripping and making it hard for you to fall asleep? A dripping tap is a minor plumbing issue but it can destroy your peace. There is a number of similar plumbing problems that can cause water wastage and disruptions. A running toilet can waste gallons of water. This kind of plumbing issues should be given due attention. This blog post will help you fix the running toilet problem.
Water leakages not only damage your building but also rack up water bills. Therefore, you have to address issues like running toilet without delaying. Start with inspecting the toilet flapper as it is the common reason behind running toilet. If you think toilet flapper is fine, see if you can adjust the water level of your toilet. If the problem is still unresolved, replace the toilet fill valve.
First, turn off the water supply and drain the toilet. You can flush the toilet to get rid of the water in the tank. By doing so, you will be able to troubleshoot and inspect the flapper without having the toilet run continuously. The function of a toilet flapper is to stop water from draining.
Second, remove the toilet lid and place it on a soft cloth like a towel to protect it from getting scratches. Be careful while handling lid. The chain that pulls the flapper should be of an appropriate length neither too short or too long. The short chain can let the water drain constantly. Likewise, a long chain can get caught under the valve.
Third, remove the flapper and inspect it to see if there is any mineral deposit piling up, disintegration or other signs to determine whether or not flapper is fine. Clean the flapper and all the mineral deposit on it. These mineral deposits can let the water run. To clean the flapper thoroughly, soak it in vinegar for half an hour. After half an hour, clean the rubber with a brush to get rid of the buildup.
Fourth, After inspecting and cleaning the flapper thoroughly, fix it back by attaching the hooks. Restore the water supply and let the water fill the tank. Now, see if the problem is resolved.
Fifth, If the problem is still there, the best thing you can do is to consult a plumber and let him fix or replace the flapper. Always hire a credible and experienced plumber or plumbing company for your plumbing needs.
It is not always possible to fix a plumbing problem without the required skills and tools. The right approach is to look for a professional who can get the job done quickly and affordably. In Edmonton, Dunn Rite Plumbing is a highly experienced team of plumbers who provide high-quality residential and commercial plumbing services at affordable rates.