How many of us have found ourselves faced with this common plumbing problem? Why does my toilet tank refill not work properly? For starters, your toilet tank holds approximately two gallons of water, which is required to clear your toilet bowl of any bodily waste. After each and every flush, the tank should refill, but as is the case with so many appliances and mechanical devices, a malfunction can often times occur.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing we want to apprize our valued clients of the simple steps they would need to take to return their toilet to a fully functioning state. With that said, we have put together this simple list to help homeowners identify the problem and perform effective solutions.
STEPS TO TAKE TO GET YOUR TOILET TANK TO REFILL
- Float Ball Not Properly Adjusted – Whenever you find yourself faced with a toilet tank that will not refill, 9 times out of 10 the problem lies with the float ball. The float ball is attached to the float arm inside your toilet. Whenever you flush your toilet, this float ball will drop, causing the arm to lift allowing the water to enter into the tank and refill it. When the water level reaches the appropriate level, the float ball will drop the arm back into its original position and block off the water flow. If the float ball in your tank is not adjusted properly, it will often times cause the float arm to drop long before the tank is actually full. To resolve this simple problem, all you need to do is readjust the float ball accordingly.
- Water Pressure is Too Low – Many times the presence of a low water pressure will prevent your toilet tank from filling up all the way. To confirm a low water pressure, you can check your sinks, outside hoses or any other water sources in your home to see if they present with low water pressure as well. If such is the case, you will need to adjust the water pressure accordingly. If, however, you find that other water sources are operating with a normal water pressure, then chances are that the water line that leads directly to your toilet is either leaking or can also be rusted. In this case, one of our qualified plumbing experts can come out to your home and perform an inspection of your plumbing system so as to offer an effective and efficient solution to your problem.
- Fill Valve Needs to Be Replaced – The fill valve in your toilet is located inside the tank to the left of the float ball and near to the tank float arm. Many times if the float ball is not the source of the problem, the fill valve often is. You may need to adjust the fill valve with a screwdriver until your tank fills up to the appropriate level. It may take a few adjustments and a few flushes to get it right, but don’t despair
A PROBLEM THAT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED
If you have a toilet that presents with a toilet tank refill issue and simply will not fill to proper levels, you don’t want to ignore the issue at hand. When your toilet fails to fill up to proper levels, it will prevent your toilet from flushing properly and can certainly cause you a good deal of problems both hygiene and safety wise. In addition, if the source of the problem is a leak, repairs could end up being quite costly. With that said, try applying the simple fixes we have shared above and if all else fails, reach out to the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing.
THE EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our team of dedicated professionals stand ready to meet your every need. We are steadfast in our commitment to meet the individual needs of all our clients and to do so in timelines that are accommodating to their individual schedules. If you find yourself faced with a toilet tank refill issue or any other plumbing problems, then surely, we are the team for you. Simply give a shout out to one of our team today and schedule your plumbing service. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round plumbing products and services this side of Lebanon!