Do you find that your toilet is taking longer than normal to refill after a flush? Do you hear your toilet running in the middle of the night? Toilet leaks are one of the most common problems with plumbing in your home.
Sometimes your toilet could be leaking at the base, and you’ll notice a puddle on the floor. Sometimes leaking toilets can happen inside the toilet which will cost you higher in water bills.
Is Your Toilet Flapper Damaged?
The toilet flapper is a key component to keeping your toilet running as it should be. If the flapper is kept open, water will continuously flow which will prevent you from using your toilet and increasing your water bill. If the flapper got jammed shut, you won’t be able to flush your toilet.
If you are unsure of how to check if your flapper is damaged, you can call a plumber and they will be able to tell you. A toilet flapper is in every toilet and while they may vary a little bit, the overall mechanics of it are the same which is why it’s a great skill to learn if you are a homeowner.
Other Causes for a Running Toilet
If your toilet is older and you haven’t done any maintenance or repairs on it since you’ve bought the toilet, it could be because your toilet is starting to fail. Your toilet is like everything in your home, the better you maintain it, the longer it will last you.
A plumbing issue could also be causing your toilet to run. There is a valve behind your toilet that brings the water from your main plumbing lines. If that valve is leaking or compromised then you’ll notice a drop in water pressure when you flush and potentially some water damage on your bathroom wall.
If your toilet is running and you don’t know why or what to do, call the plumbing experts at Elite Plumbing & Heating. We can fix the problem on the spot. For a free estimate, you can call us at (781) 438-2997 or contact us directly on our website.