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Is Your Toilet Running? Here’s What We Suggest

When a toilet starts to run, it can be a frustrating experience. Ignoring the problem won’t do any good; hearing your toilet when it should be quiet indicates something is wrong. A leaking toilet can cause damage to your flooring, insulation, and walls, making it crucial to call a plumber to diagnose and fix the issue as soon as possible.

Toilet leaks often recur if not addressed by professional plumbing repairs. Some common causes of toilet leaks are loose or worn supply lines, stuck flush handles and flappers, cracked tanks, and worn-out flappers, fill valves, or floats. A running toilet may persist or start spontaneously if there is a problem.

To check for leaks, open the tank lid and observe the water level. If it’s below the waterline, add dye and wait for 10-15 minutes. If the bowl has colored water, there is a leak. Adding food coloring and waiting for 25 minutes can show if the flapper is dirty or leaking. Marking the water level in the tank and checking after 10 minutes can indicate a leak in the flush valve.

It’s crucial to have a plumber address the issue since checking for leaks can lead to more flooding if the toilet is clogged. A professional plumbing company can remove objects stuck in the pipe and provide toilet repair services to fix any mechanical elements needed for the system to work properly. If the parts need replacing, they can install a new unit quickly.

A licensed plumber has the skills to safely and effectively fix a leaking toilet. If it’s an emergency, a plumber can be scheduled anytime. To request service, visit our website or call 281-603-9949.

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