Have you ever wondered why you have a running toilet? Firstly, it is important that you acknowledge the fact that every hand made device is always bound to break and this is no exception with your toilet. Therefore, in case you realize that your toilet is running, you should never be worried at all; instead, simply take some time and figure out why is running out, and then consider repairing it.
For you establish the main cause of the problem in your toilet, it is paramount to remove the top tank of the toilet and place on a secure location. Try pushing the toilet’s flush lever and examines what happens.
On many occasions, one will be in agreement with the fact that one of the reasons why the toilet runs is simply because one or all of the following has/have problems.
- Tank ball
- Ball cork
- Intake valve and/or
- Float ball
Having identified the reason why your toilet is running, it is then important to think of a way of repairing it. So how do you fix a running toilet?
There are complicated aspects in the toilet repair that inexperienced cannot handle. Therefore, consider hiring experienced personnel first.
Check if the spare parts in the toilet tank require any replacement or just repair. It is important to note that different people use various mechanisms. However, all these normally lead to the same answers.
Try checking if the chain is in contact with the flapper. It is important to thread the flapper chain using a plastic straw as this prevents long chain from sticking on things. Complete replacement of the chain is another remedy for this. You can achieve this by using a dental floss made loop having a similar length to the chain.
Also, it is important to ensure that the water is filled to the water line as lack of water is what basically makes the toilet to run.
Another tip for fixing the running problem is through adjusting the float and valve. By using your hands, you can pulp up the float. If the action stops the water flow, it is advisable to adjust the float level in order for the tank to stop filling having attained the required amount of water flow, slightly below overflow tube top.
Finally, ensure that the flapper is well cleaned to prevent a repeat of the running. Dirty flappers have always been blamed for the leaking of the toilets. This should then be followed by troubleshooting any other problem in your toilet in order to function normally.