Most of us tend to take for granted the convenience of indoor kitchen and bathroom plumbing, and we only fully appreciate it after paying for costly repairs. But sometimes, it’s not the major issues to worry about, but the minor ones.
The flush toilet’s technology has remained more or less unchanged since it was developed near the end of the 18th century. Water is stored in a tank and released by a lever into the bowl to carry away the waste. The tank is then refilled automatically, and when the water level raises the float arm, the water supply shuts off until the toilet is flushed again. It’s remarkably low-tech, but there are definitely several things that can go wrong, such as a loose washer, a flapper that doesn’t form a good seal, or a float arm that doesn’t cut off the water supply.
When your toilet runs constantly, it isn’t enjoyable to listen to and can make your water bill skyrocket. But the good news is that it’s relatively easy to fix a running toilet by replacing the flushing mechanism. And if you want the job done right, why not call the pros at RW Heating & Air Plumbing & Electrical? We’ve been in constant operation since 1999, and we’re Mississippis leading provider of toilet installation and service.
And be sure to ask about upgrading to a newer high-efficiency toilet. By increasing the water pressure, the waste in the bowl flushes away just as quickly and uses much less water. Over time, upgrading a toilet can practically pay for itself!