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Keep Things Running Smoothly This Toilet Tank Repair Month

October 27, 2023

Toilet Tank Troubles

Maybe it’s that faint sound of a drip, drip, drip that you notice late on night. Or the need to jiggle jiggle the toilet handle each time you flush. Or the slow, slow circling of water and waste as it makes its way  down the drain. In each of these cases, your frustration — and worry — builds. Rather than waiting for a toilet tragedy to strike, take the initiative during Toilet Tank Repair Month this October to get ahead of the game and FIX THAT DARN LEAK. Running, slow-draining and easily-clogged toilets all point to signs of larger problems for your pipes and your wallet!

Running Toilets Mean Run Away Bills

Running toilets indicate problems with leaks or valves, which means water is continuously moving through your plumbing system. All that wasted water will add up in your next water bill. The Environmental Protection Agency says that leaking toilets waste about 200 gallons of water every day. Aside from the cost to individuals pocketbooks, this is also a waste of our most precious natural resource. Common toilet tank problems include:

  • Loose levers
  • Faulty flappers
  • Pipe or flush valve overflows
  • Running fill valves; and
  • Noisy refills.

If you notice any of these problems with your toilet, you might be able to fix them yourself. A quick internet search will uncover countless videos that will walk you through the process of replacing a faulty flapper or fixing a loose lever. Be sure to perform this necessary preventative maintenance before the holidays hit!

And remember — if you are experiencing slow draining or a back up in your pipes, call us first! MetroConnects is happy to check your lines. If the problem is on our end, we will take care of it. We worry about wastewater so you don’t have to!