Toilet Running? Call A Caroline Springs Plumber
The sound of a running toilet is almost as annoying as a dripping tap. Most people will do the little ‘trick’ of double pushing the flush button until it stops. But if this is happening all the time, you really need to fix the issues before it can become worse. Plus, the longer it’s running, the more water is wasted and the higher your water bill will climb.
The fact is, a running toilet can actually be the symptom of a variety of plumbing problems. Only by calling a professional Plumber Caroline Springs, can you ensure that you stay out of hot water.
Here’s what you need to know if this pesky problem is taking place at your home or workplace.
What To Look Out For
Here’s a little tricky to figure out if your toilet tank is leaking into the bowl. You’ll need to grab some food colouring from your kitchen, then add a few drops to the tank and wait. If within a few hours the water in the toilet bowl has changed colour and it hasn’t been flushed, that means you have a leaking or running toilet. If this is the case, you may be able to fix it yourself quite easily.
Check The Flapper Valve
Your first step is to turn off the water to your toilet, and let the cistern empty by flushing it. Then take a look down the inside your tank. DOwn at the bottom, you should see the flapper valve – a small disk shaped rubber valve. Check if it is blocked, misaligned, or broken. To determine if it’s blocked, just press down on it and see if the water stops running. If giving the flapper a clean or realigning it doesn’t work, it may need to be replaced. It’s possible to do this yourself, but if you’re unsure or not confident about installing a new part yourself, then give your local Caroline Springs plumber a call, and they can do it for you.
Check The Float Ball
If your flapper seems to be working fine, the next thing to check is that the float ball is sitting at the right level. If it isn’t, this could be causing water to be pushed down into the toilet. You can test it by pulling up the float, and if the water stops running, that’s the issue. The solution will depend on the type of toilet you have, and it could be as simple as adjusting the screw on top of the fill valve. Basically, you just adjust it until you can’t see or hear the water running in your toilet anymore.
Call NLK PLumbing Caroline Springs
If you’ve fiddled with the flapper and the float ball, and none of these seem to have fixed the problem, or you can’t get it to work, it is time you called someone to help. The team at NLK Plumbing can help with all issues in your bathroom, including blocked drains Caroline Springs wide. Call or email us today and we’ll be happy to help.