Handy Hints

Running Toilet and when to call a Plumber Adelaide

Posted by on July 24, 2017
Have you ever wondered why you have a running toilet? Firstly, it is important that you acknowledge the fact that every hand made device is always bound to break and this is no exception with your toilet. Therefore, in case you realize that your toilet is running, you should never be worried at all; instead, simply take some time and figure out why it is running, and then consider repairing it.

Plumber Adelaide advice on how to establish causes of a running toilet.

For you to establish the main cause of the problem in your toilet, it is paramount to remove the top tank of the toilet and place on a secure location. Try pushing the toilet’s flush lever and examines what happens.

On many occasions, one will agree with the fact that one of the reasons why the toilet runs is simply because one or all of the following has/have problems.

  • Tank ball
  • Ball cork
  • Intake valve and/or
  • Float ball

Plumber Adelaide advise on how to repair a running toilet

Having identified the reason why your toilet is running, it is then important to think of a way of repairing it. So how do you fix a running toilet?

There are complicated aspects in the toilet repair that inexperienced persons cannot handle. Therefore, consider hiring experienced personnel first like Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing.

Check if the spare parts in the toilet tank require any replacement or just repair. It is important to note that different people use various mechanisms. However, all these normally lead to the same answers.

Try checking if the chain is in contact with the flapper. It is important to thread the flapper chain using a plastic straw as this prevents the long chain from sticking on to things. Complete replacement of the chain is another remedy for this. You can achieve this by using a dental floss made loop having a similar length to the chain.

Also, it is important to ensure that the water is filled to the water line as lack of water is what basically makes the toilet to run.

Another tip for fixing the running problem is through adjusting the float and valve. By using your hands, you can pulp up the float. If the action stops the water flow, it is advisable to adjust the float level for the tank to stop filling having attained the required amount of water flow, slightly below the overflow tube.

Finally, ensure that the flapper is well cleaned to prevent a repeat of the running. Dirty flappers have always been blamed for the leaking of the toilets. This should then be followed by troubleshooting any other problem in your toilet so that it may function normally.

When in doubt call a Plumber Adelaide

The best quickest and safest method of repairing your running toilet is to call a plumber Adelaide to attend to the repairs for you. They carry most the spare parts for different brands of toilets and this will save you the hassle of running around looking for parts.

If you are having further issues, get in touch with a great plumber from  Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing

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