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February 15th, 2017 in DIY Plumbing, Plumbing How To Instructions, Toilets

How to Fix a Running Toilet in Milford, CT


fixing running toiletOh no! I pushed the handle on the toilet and water is not filling the bowl. That is not a problem anyone wants to have. And you certainly don’t want that to persist for very long. Here’s some tips to try before you call your favorite plumber in Milford, CT for help.

How Does My Toilet Work?

When you flush, a flapper inside the tank opens and lets water escape down into the toilet bowl. As the water level drops, the flapper starts to close the opening.

Inside the tank is a plastic float. While the water is escaping into the toilet bowl, the float is dropping and signals to the valve to begin filling the tank back up. As the water fills the tank, the float returns to its original location and then signals the valve to stop adding water.

What Should You Check on Your Running Toilet?

First, go grab a towel because you’re going to be getting your hands wet!

Now, take the lid off the tank and take a look. Looks pretty simple, doesn’t it? No circuits or electronics, just a few moving parts. Find the flapper. Has it been closing properly? Is something getting in the way?

What about the float? Pull up on the float just enough to see if the water will stop running. Does it just need a minor adjustment?

If you still haven’t been able to get your tank to fill successfully, check out our money saving coupons and then give Ricks Plumbing in Milford, CT a call. If you need it quick, call Rick!



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