If your toilet has a leak or won’t stop running, you’re wasting water. Leaks and a running toilet are two very common toilet problems. They usually come from an inefficient toilet design.
Do you need to jiggle your toilet handle to make is stop running? Do you frequently have to double or even triple flush your toilet? Is your toilet prone to leaks? If you can answer yes to one of the questions above, it’s possible that you could benefit from a new toilet!
Why Won’t My Toilet Stop Running?
There are several reasons why your toilet might be running, but most of these problems you can fix by yourself as long as you know how a toilet works. You’ll want to check the flapper valve first. The problem could be as simple as the chain being caught under the flapper, or you may need to replace the valve if the seal is worn down. You’ll next want to adjust the float arm. If the water level in your toilet is too high, it can spill into the overflow tube. Bending the float arm down to adjust the water level can solve this problem.
Why Do I Have to Double Flush My Toilet?
Did you know that in 1992 Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which mandated that all toilets sold in the US use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush? Prior to this, most toilets ranged from 3.5-5 gallons! If your toilet is poorly designed, it’s likely that 1.6 gallons of water is not enough to clear your toilets’s contents.
Way Is My Toilet Leaking?
The first step in determining why your toilet is leaking is to identify where the leak is coming from. If you find water leaking around the base of your toilet, your toilet’s wax seal has probably been compromised. You could also have a cracked tank, or the toilet could be coming from your toilet’s supply tube shutoff valve.
Plumbing leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water. This can cause your water bill to drastically increase, and if your toilet is leaking it could cause significant water damage to your home.
If you need help with toilet repair, call Duncan Plumbing Solutions at 972-937-0040 to have a certified plumber from Duncan Plumbing come to your home for toilet repair!
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