Toilets are an essential part of our daily lives, so we panic when they stop working. A toilet that isn’t working properly can be caused by many things. You could have a pipe burst or an object flushed down your toilet. It could also be as simple as changing the water level or the flapper on the toilet.
These are the steps you need to take to adjust the toilet’s level. Water adjustment is simple if you have a modern fill valve, such as the one shown in the above photo. You can place a Phillips screwdriver in the spot where my finger is pointing. You don’t always need a screwdriver. Sometimes, you can just spin the float with your fingers. The float will change depending on how you spin it.
The water level in the toilet tank will rise if the float is moving up. The water level in the tank will drop if the float is adjusted down. The ideal water level should be about 3/4 inch below the overflow tube. You will have frequent clogs if the water level is too low. It should be set high enough that water does not spill over the overflow tube. This can lead to high water bills.
It is important to have a good flapper for the toilet and a proper adjustment of your chain. The chain should be adjusted to ensure that the flapper seals properly. If it is too short, the toilet water level will drop and the toilet will fill up. Even if there’s no one using it! If the chain is too long, it will not allow the flapper enough lift to cause a poor flush. The chain should be tight with a little slack.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for a Plumber Sarasota then look no further because we got you covered!