A running toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day while racking up your water bill. This a problem you’ll want to address quickly! The best way to fix a running toilet is to start by inspecting the toilet flapper for issues. Toilet flapper issues are one of the most common causes of a running toilet.
Turn off the water and drain the toilet. Before you can check the flapper for problems, turn off the water to the toilet. Flush the toilet to drain excess water from the tank. This will allow you to inspect the flapper without having the toilet running constantly.
- The flapper is a round rubber seal that stops water from draining from the tank and into the toilet bowl.
- When you flush the toilet, the chain pulls the flapper up so fresh water can fill the bowl.
- Problems with the flapper are among the most common causes of a running toilet.