There are a lot of things that can lead to your toilet leaking, many of which could result in you needing to give us at Tallai Plumbing a call. What may not be so obvious, believe it or not, is being able to tell that your toilet is leaking and determining whether or not you need to call us before your very small issue becomes a very big problem. The most common leaking problem with toilets is a tank that slowly drains, causing that constant hissing sound in the back of your house. More than just a minor annoyance, though, that draining water is going to run up a nice bill of wasted water for you and it is not a problem that is going to fix itself. If you think you may have a leaking toilet in Tallai, Nerang, Worongary, or Springbrook, there are a few things you can do to be sure before you give us a call to assess the situation.

Identifying the Cause of a Leaking Toilet in Nerang, Tallai, Worongary, or Springbrook

One clue that you may have a leaking toilet in your home is the sound above of the toilet tank being constantly filled. It sounds somewhat like a continuously running faucet, as it is fairly similar in principle. To determine the nature of the cause, or at least to verify or rule out the possibility of a leaking toilet, there is a simple test you can perform. All you need to do is place a few drops of dye in the tank, do not flush the toilet, and let it sit for several hours. Then check the water in your bowl. If the tank has been gradually leaking into the bowl and refilling itself, the bowl will have turned the colour of the dye. If not, the issue is probably something different.

Once you know you have a toilet leak, if you can, it is always helpful to narrow down what might be causing the problem. It could be the plunger mechanism, a maladjusted float device, or most likely, an inlet valve malfunctioning. By raising the float device to its highest possible point, you can see whether it simply needs to be adjusted to turn the valve off or whether the valve will refuse to shut off regardless of how full the tank gets. If the valve shuts off with the float raised, you simply need to adjust the float. If the valve hums or moans, or simply doesn't close, it likely needs to be replaced.

When it is Best to Give Us a Call About a Leaking Toilet in Worongary, Tallai, Springbrook, or Nerang

If you are a problem solver and enjoy the do it yourself aspect of being a homeowner, adjusting a float or replacing a valve may not seem like a difficult task. However, there is the possibility that you will need to have a cistern replaced. By bringing in a professional from Tallai Plumbing, you are guaranteed to have a licenced and insured individual managing your facilities. In an instance where it is always better to be safe than sorry, it can't hurt to have our local plumbers take a look at your leaking toilet in Springbrook, Tallai, Nerang, or Worongary.

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