Three Potential Causes of Your Running Toilet

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A running toilet can be annoying, as well as a waste of water. You’ll want to stop your toilet from running constantly as soon as you encounter this issue, and when you call us here at Monster Plumbing to help you repair your running toilet, we’ll let you know what the culprit was behind this plumbing problem.

Three Potential Causes of Your Running Toilet

Here are three of the most common causes of a running toilet that may be affecting your toilet:

  1. Blockage. A blockage somewhere in your toilet can cause the toilet to constantly run in an effort to flush the blockage down. However, your toilet won’t be able to realize on its own that the constant flushing isn’t helpful, which is why you’ll want to turn to our team to help you out when your toilet is constantly running.
  2. Old flapper. The flapper is the part of your toilet that helps prevent flushed water from going back up into the toilet bowl. When the flapper is old or damaged, it has a hard time working properly and may lead to a running toilet. If the culprit behind your running toilet is a faulty flapper, replacing the flapper should solve your problem.
  3. Elevated float. Another potential reason your toilet is running is an elevated float. A float that sits too high in your toilet’s tank can lead to too much water sitting in the tank, which then overflows into the bowl and causes a running toilet. Adjusting the height of the float to hold less water in the tank can help you avoid a running toilet.

We’ve seen running toilets caused by a wide range of different issues, so no matter what problem is causing your toilet to constantly run, we will help you take care of it. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.