You gotta have toilets, right? Well they also often malfunction and they can cause major problems, either due to blockage leading to an overflow, or the water system is damaged. Or even there is a water valve or tank leak. Yes at times you can deal with the minor problems yourself, but it is advisable to contact a plumbing or water damage restoration firm if you can’t. It’s a good idea to learn some basic things about how your toilet system works.
The initial step is to double check your water supply to confirm whether it is working properly. Often, flushing problems occur when some object or obstacles are preventing the flow of water. The problem does not require you to call a plumber; you can do it yourself. To avoid a lot of complications, just replace the valve with a new one. As the valve wears out from time to time, you need to get a replacement. Another cause may be the handle, so try to tighten it.
If your flush tank is overflowing it can be a mess. Possible, reasons would be the flush ball, or the lever isn’t working. You know that’s the issue if you notice the water still flowing even after you release the handle. Also, a damaged refill valve may cause overflow. So, when you check both conditions, you will decide whether just to clean it or replace with a new one.
What To Do With Non-Stop Water Flow
After even replacing the lever and flush ball, you notice there is still a constant overflow of water. Darn! It could be just a little problem such as the setting of the flush ball. Try to solve the problem by adjusting the level of the ball to lower down. In case, your water comes with an intake assembly, then adjust the clip attached to the rod to lower the water level.
Handle And Flush Valve Leaks
This problem may be caused because the position of the ball is not right or forming a tight seal, or there is a crack in the flush tank. First confirm there is no crack and if there is, then you need to replace the flash tank. If no crack can be seen, then reposition the flush ball because it might be high, leading to an overflow. Remember to turn off your water valve when doing this work.
Is your tank leaking?
Your toilet tank may be having some problems that are making it leak. So, before you contact a professional look around your toilet and confirm there is no crack, and all the bolts are tight. In case there are loose bolts, simply tighten them, and if you get a crack then sorry but you’re going to have to replace the toilet tank.
Are you Seeing Moisture And Condensation Around The Tank?
During the cold weather, you are likely to see this kind of problem. One way to prevent this is to pop into a hardware store and buy insulation. Put the insulation in the tank and it should reduce the chance of moisture.
The above tips help you in two ways; to avoid overflow of water in the toilet and also to avoid the costly repairs.