Do you have a toilet at home that you barely use? You may not be using it a lot, but it can still cost you a pile of money. You should take a look at the water levels in it now and then – see if it’s running or leaking.


Lift the lid off the toilet tank and see if the water reaches the level of the indicator.


Pay attention to the sounds the toilet makes, especially those which sound like filling or emptying noises.


Replace the toilet’s parts every 7 – 10 years to maintain it.



Here are some problems and solutions for toilets troubles.


  1. Worn Flapper: It’s a fixture that is located on top the flush valve. It gets worn out pretty easily, especially if you have hard water or if you use chlorine cleaning tablets.


  1. Longer Flapper Chains: This is the chain that connects the toilet handle to the flapper. The chain may become stuck between the flapper and the flush valve if it’s too long and won’t seal well. All you need to do is shorten the chain.


  1. Too Much Water: If your tank is too full, just adjust the float which is attached to fill the valve. This will stop the leaking.


  1. Bad Fill Valve: If you’ve got a bad valve you’ll have a leaky toilet. You can fix this glitch by using the on-pack instructions.

These are pretty simple issues that you can probably fix on your own. If you’ve tried these methods but the leaks and running continues, then the best way to deal with these or any other type of plumbing problem is to contact your local plumbing company – like us! We’ve got experienced and affordable plumbers in Ottawa. With just one call, we can help you solve your plumbing needs and offer you emergency plumbing services.