As homeowners we are always faced with one plumbing problem or another. Whether sinks that won’t drain, garbage disposals that stop working, or the toilet tank that fails to refill, plumbing issues are many. Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our team of highly skilled and experienced plumbers understands full well how frustrating plumbing problems can be including issues with the toilet refill of your toilet tank.
A typical toilet tank holds near to two gallons of water, which is required in order to clear any waste from the toilet bowl. After each and every flush of your toilet, the toilet bowl should refill. However, like everything else in your home, malfunctions of your toilet refill can often occur.
STEPS TO ENSURE YOUR TOILET TANK REFILLS PROPERLY
In order to ensure that your toilet is in proper working order, the team of specialists here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to share some simple tips for all our valued customers to follow.
- · Adjust the float ball in the toilet – With a toilet refill issue, the float ball is more times than not the culprit when the tank does not refill water to the proper level. The float ball is directly connected to the float arm in the tank. When a toilet is flushed, this float ball will drop down and simultaneously lift the float arm so that the water can enter into the tank and refill it to appropriate levels. The float ball, then drops the float arm back into its proper place and ultimately blocks off the water when the water level reaches the appropriate height. If the float ball is not properly adjusted, it will typically drop the float arm well in advance of the tank being properly filled. To resolve this problem, simply adjust the float ball to ensure the proper functioning of both the float ball and float arm.
- · Water pressure may be far too low – In many cases, a low water pressure can be the source of the problem. With a low water pressure your tank is prevented from filling up properly. In order to determine if this is the source of your toilet refill issue, check the sinks and other water sources located in your home and see if there are any signs of low water pressure. If you find that the other water sources in your home are working properly and the issue seems to only be with your toilet tank, it may be that the water line that leads to the toilet is either leaking or perhaps it is damaged or rusted. One of our highly experienced plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing can inspect your entire plumbing system, identify problems and offer effective solutions.
- · A fill valve may need to be changed – If the water pressure and float ball are not the source of your refill problem, then it may very well be the fill valve causing you all that grief. The fill valve, which is located normally to the left of the float ball and adjacent to the float arm, may need to be changed. By taking a screwdriver you can easily adjust the fill valve until you see that your toilet tank has filled to the appropriate level. It may take several flushes and refills to find the right level. If you are not comfortable to perform this task, contact one of our team members who will be more than happy to come out and address the issue for you.
TO SUM IT ALL UP
A toilet tank that has issues with its toilet refill is not something you want to just deal with it. Rather, plumbing issues can be quite costly over time and if your toilet has a leak can be even more costly than you think. With that said, here at Steve Mull Plumbing we want all our valued clients to be able to address and fix their simpler plumbing issues on their own, which is why we have shared these steps to take to ensure a proper toilet refill of your tank. However, if you are not comfortable with these steps, then we are the team for you!
CONTACT THE PROS
If you are not able to perform these simple tips and tasks or if you find yourself faced with other plumbing problems besides a toilet refill issue, be sure to reach out to the dedicated professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing for guidance, insight or repairs. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all-around plumbing products and services this side of Lebanon!