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What should I do if my toilet keeps running?

If your toilet keeps running, it’s usually due to a problem with the internal components of the toilet tank. Here’s what you can do to troubleshoot and fix the issue:

  1. Check the Flapper Valve: Lift the toilet tank lid and inspect the flapper valve. If it’s worn, damaged, or not sealing properly, water may continuously leak into the bowl, causing the tank to keep refilling. Clean the flapper or replace it if necessary.
  2. Adjust the Chain: The chain connecting the flush handle to the flapper valve can sometimes be too loose or too tight. Adjust the chain so that there’s some slack but not too much, allowing the flapper to close completely when not in use.
  3. Inspect the Fill Valve: The fill valve is responsible for refilling the tank after flushing. Check if the fill valve is working correctly and not stuck in the open position. You may need to adjust or replace the fill valve if it’s malfunctioning.
  4. Check the Water Level: Ensure that the water level in the tank is at the recommended level marked inside the tank. If it’s too high, it can cause continuous running. Adjust the float arm or fill valve to set the correct water level.
  5. Clean or Replace Parts: If the internal components of the toilet tank are dirty or worn, clean them thoroughly or consider replacing them. This includes the flapper valve, fill valve, float ball, and any other parts that may be contributing to the issue.
  6. Test for Leaks: After making adjustments or replacements, turn on the water supply and flush the toilet. Monitor the tank for any signs of water leakage or continuous running. Make sure the tank fills and stops at the correct water level.

By following these steps, you can often diagnose and fix the problem of a running toilet. If you’re unsure or if the issue persists despite your efforts, it may be best to consult a plumber for further assistance. Contact us at 321-544-9044

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