Toilets can malfunction in several ways and although many of the problems aren’t serious, they can be irritating if you don’t know how to fix the issue. Read the frequently asked questions below to learn how to fix minor toilet problems and to find out when you need to call a professional who specializes in Plumbing in Bryn Mawr.
Q.) What causes a toilet to continually run after it’s been flushed?
A.) When your toilet constantly runs after you’ve flushed it, there are two toilet components that you can inspect and replace if necessary. Most of the time a toilet runs continually because of a faulty toilet flapper. Homeowners can purchase a replacement flapper at a home improvement store. Replacing a malfunctioning flapper can be done in a just a few minutes and no tools are required. If the flapper is working as it should, the toilet fill valve is the reason for the problem. This part controls the amount of water that fills back into the tank after the toilet is flushed. This part is also simple to replace and before changing it out, the water that runs to the supply line must be turned off first.
Q.) Why are there strange sounds coming from the bathtub when the toilet is flushed?
A.) If the bathtub drain makes a gurgling noise whenever someone flushes the toilet, this is a sign of a toilet clog. The clog may be in the vent pipe or it may be somewhere in the sewer line. The top of the vent pipe is accessible from the roof and the pipe could have sticks, leaves or other objects lodged inside that’s causing the clog. A clog in the sewer line could be caused by tree roots that have grown inside the pipes. To find out what’s causing the toilet clog, contact an experienced technician who Specializes in Plumbing in Bryn Mawr to diagnose and repair the problem.
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