4 Things To Troubleshoot If Your Toilet Is Constantly Running

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Here are a few things you can check to stop a running toilet: 

  1. For older toilets: Check to see if the problem is with the float ball. If the float ball is stuck in the up position, it could be causing the water to continuously run. Simply push down on the float ball until it is in the correct position.

  1. If the problem is with the flapper, try adjusting it. The flapper is what keeps the water from running out of the tank. If it is not positioned correctly, it could be letting water escape. Try moving it around until it forms a seal.

  1. There could also be a problem with the fill valve. This is what allows water into the tank. If it is not working properly, it could be causing the toilet to run constantly. Try cleaning it or replacing it if necessary.

  1. The water level in the tank could be too high. All fill valves have an adjustment level for the fill valve float. In the center of the tank, there is an overflow tube that should be approximately 1” above the water level. If there is water running into that tube, the water level is too high. If this is what you are seeing in your toilet tank, you will need to adjust the fill valve float. 

If your toilet is still running (away) after trying these repairs, give the pros at Instant Plumbing and Rooter a call!

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Instant Plumbing and Rooter LLC is a family-owned and operated plumbing business in Phoenix, AZ. We’re a family of reliable professionals that use the latest techniques for dependable plumbing services. Since 2001, we have been taking care of our community’s plumbing needs promptly and professionally.

Through our work, we aim to change the perception of plumbers in our community. Our goal is to make homeowners like you more informed, as well as show others that being a plumber is not just about unclogging toilets.

A plumber brings hygiene, sanitation, and comfort to everyone, and that’s what we’re here to help you with.

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