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A running toilet can be both annoying and wasteful, potentially wasting hundreds of gallons of water each day. If your toilet won’t stop running, there are a few potential causes to consider.
The first step in addressing a running toilet is to check the toilet’s flapper, which is the rubber valve that controls the flow of water from the tank to the bowl. Over time, the flapper can become worn or misaligned, allowing water to leak out of the tank and into the bowl. If the flapper is damaged or not sealing properly, it will need to be replaced.
Another potential cause of a running toilet is a faulty fill valve, which is the mechanism that controls the flow of water into the tank. If the fill valve is not functioning properly, it may be allowing water to flow continuously into the tank, causing the toilet to run. In this case, the fill valve will need to be replaced.
If you are unsure of how to diagnose or fix a running toilet, it’s best to contact a licensed plumber. A plumber can quickly identify the cause of the issue and provide a solution that will save you both water and money on your water bill.