Here are the most frequently asked questions asked by our customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Quahog Plumbing has served Bristol County residents for over 15 years and during that time, we’ve received many questions about plumbing repairs, problems, and installations.
- The float needs to be adjusted
- The flapper is worn out and needs to be replaced
- The refill tube is too long
How To Lower The FloatA misadjusted float is the most common cause of continually running toilets. What happens is overflow water leaks into the bowl from the overflow tube, which happens when you have too much water in the tank. The float dictates the amount of water in the tank, so adjusting it lower should decrease the amount of water. Lowering the float is simple. Toilets typically come with one of two kinds of float mechanisms, one attached to a float arm or a column float. Lowering the water in a toilet with a float arm requires loosening a screw and lowering the float arm. To lower the water in a toilet with a column float, loosen the screw and move the float down. Once finished, flush the toilet to see if you’ve solved the problem.
Replacing A FlapperAnother common cause of continually running toilets is worn-out flappers. Flappers are typically made from rubber and become brittle over time, causing the seal to fail. Replacing a flapper is easy, simply remove the old one and replace it with a new one. Flappers are usually attached via a chan, so all you have to do is unhook it and replace it.
Shortening The Refill TubeA less common problem is a refill tube that’s too long. When this tube is too long for the toilet, it continues putting water into the bowl because it’s not positioned correctly in the overflow tube. Pull the tube out of the overflow, position it above the overflow, and trim it to the correct length. If you’re not handy or would rather have a professional plumber conduct these repairs, call the experts at Quahog Plumbing.
- Excessive household demand for water
- Faulty or damaged fixtures
- Broken pressure regulators
- Clogged pipes
- Corroded plumbing
Quahog Plumbing has over 15 years of experience. There isn’t a plumbing problem we can’t handle. Contact us today in Bristol County at 401-307-5451.