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How To Stop Your Toilet From Running

How To Stop Your Toilet From Running

It can get annoying when you hear your toilet running non-stop. Not only will it constantly make noise, but it will slowly run water, wasting both the resource and increasing your monthly water bill. If you notice that your toilet won't stop running, then try out these three techniques:

Jiggle the Handle

This may seem strange at first, but jiggling the handle could stop your toilet from running. Sometimes, the chain gets stuck or loose, so jiggling the handle could help the flapper fall back into place along with the chain. Try this troubleshooting tip, without flushing your toilet, and see if your toilet stops running!

Adjust the Chain

Remember that there's a chain in your tank that can become unaligned or loose, so you may need to adjust it. If this happens to you, then you should see if the chain currently sits at the correct height for the flapper to seal the water. If there is too much slack on the chain, adjust the height until you find the sweet spot.

Replace the Flapper

Sometimes your flapper could deteriorate or break, so you may need to replace it with a new one. Here are some signs you should look out for that indicate your flapper needs replacing.

  • It's becoming loose and easily slides off.

  • It's beginning to fall apart.

  • The handle of the flapper no longer connects to the chain.

If none of these techniques work, contact your local plumbing experts for repairs. We here at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical will be able to repair your toilet troubles. Just give us a call at (717) 207-9952! Our team is using one-time-use shoe covers and gloves, sanitizing our tools and equipment, cleaning and sanitizing our vehicles regularly, and are staying equipped with Clorox wipes, face masks, and safety glasses for your safety.

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