What Could Be Causing My Toilet To Run?

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Month: October 2015

What Could Be Causing My Toilet To Run?

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The most used and abused plumbing fixture in homes today is the toilet.  A good quality toilet can last almost forever if your water isn’t corrosive and you properly maintain its inner workings.  A running toilet can produce a high water bill and is worth the money in repairs, which could be less than the overage on your next statement. Inside the Tank If your toilet is running after you flush, try jiggling the handle.  If there is some play to it before it gives resistance, you will need to look in the tank by removing the lid.  Jiggling the ...

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How to Fix Banging Pipes

Posted on October 3, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

If you can hear a banging sound coming from a pipe within your walls, it may not be as complex of a problem as you may think.  This common issue is known as water hammer because the water is basically acting like a hammer as it hits against a pipe. It’s a Pressure Issue The water is flowing at such a high speed that when the valve is closed to turn the water off from a point within the house, it is slamming into the valve and pipe’s interior walls with nowhere to go.  So, it rattles and vibrates until ...

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