An essential fixture of any bathroom is the toilet. One of the most common questions about the toilet is, “why does mine keep running?” In this blog, we’ll discuss multiple reasons your toilet could be running and why you should fix it sooner rather than later.
Reasons for A Continuously Running Toilet
One reason your toilet could be running is something wrong with one of the parts. The most common issue tends to be with the flapper or flush valve located in the tank of the toilet. These tend to get worn down over time and need to be replaced. These can be purchased at a hardware store or installed by a professional plumber.
Another common reason a toilet won’t stop running is that the water level in the tank is far too high for the model of toilet. If you think this is the issue, you can lower the level in the tank, and the water will stop trying to overflow into the bowl.
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Why You Should Fix Your Toilet
The biggest reason is a toilet that won’t stop running is creating waste in your home. A running toilet not only wastes water but it also wastes your time and money by having to spend time fixing your toilet.
A running toilet can also indicate a bigger plumbing problem within your home or business. A toilet that won’t properly fill could be due to a lack of water pressure from a clogged or leaking pipe. A clogged pipe can burst to lead to property damage and mold growth. It could also be a larger issue with a blockage in the sewer on your property.
How We Can Help
If you’re experiencing issues with your toilet, give our team of professional plumbers a call. We ask that before our team arrives that you turn the knob that is located on the wall behind your toilet. This knob will stop water from running to your toilet, allowing our team to have a thorough look inside.
For all of your plumbing needs and questions contact Plumb Masters, Inc. at (512) 957-0485! Need A Plumber? Call The Masters.