Do you have a toilet problem? One that won’t stop running? Is it continuously filling and keeping you awake at night? We see these symptoms all the time and most homeowners will encounter a similar toilet problem at some point. The simple explanation for this issue is that the flapper is not closing correctly, so water is constantly leaking from the tank to the bowl.
A continuously running toilet can be caused by problems inside the toilet’s tank and is usually a simple fix. Here are a few trouble spots to check before calling Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for toilet repair:
The flapper controls the water flow from the tank into the toilet bowl. Over time, the flapper can become dirty, damaged, discolored or warped. This allows water to leak from the tank. If your flapper looks damaged or broken, it is probably time to fix the toilet problem and install a replacement.
The chain connects the flush lever to the flapper. When you push down on the lever to flush the toilet, it should lift the flapper with the chain, allowing water to rush from the tank to the bowl. However, if your chain is broken or too short, the flapper will stay up and water will leak from the tank. This can require a simple toilet repair to fix.
The Float Position
Your toilet may have a plastic, rubber, or metal balloon-like object attached to the fill valve, floating on top of the water in the tank. This float serves as a sensor for the fill valve. When the float is low, the valve will open to allow water into the tank. Once the float rises to its normal position, the valve will shut off the water flow. If the float is malfunctioning, the water won’t replenish as it should, and you’ll have a toilet problem that needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
Do you still need help figuring out why your toilet keeps running? Or maybe you have another toilet problem? Leaky toilets can be annoying for homeowners. The experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can help ease your frustration and quiet your bathroom. We’ll get to the bottom of your toilet repair need quickly.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbers are highly trained and experienced plumbing repair experts. We know your time is valuable so when you call a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing expert, you won’t wait long for plumbing service. We are ready 24/7 to solve your plumbing problems or assist with your new installations. At Benjamin Franklin, we are the Punctual Plumber. You’ll be delighted with our fast, courteous, and professional service. If you are experiencing toilet repair problems or have any other plumbing issues, give us a call today.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing College Station serves the Bryan/College Station, Texas area with a team of certified plumbers. In addition to emergency plumbing repair, some of the plumbing services provided by the company include: faucet repair, drain services, toilet repair, plumbing fixture installations, tub and shower installations, kitchen sink repair, faucet installation, water heater repair/replacement, and garbage disposal replacement. Call us today at (979) 704-6185 to schedule an appointment!