About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Got a Noisy Toilet? Find Out How to Make a Repair

Phil Laprairie

Got a Noisy Toilet? Find Out How to Make a RepairDoes your toilet seem to run constantly, or can you hear a steady trickle of water coming from inside your tank? Maybe you hear a high-pitched whine when your toilet is filling up? If so, you not only have a faulty toilet, but it's also costing you more money in the form of higher water and sewer usage fees. 

What is Going on in My Noisy Toilet?

When you remove the top of the tank from your toilet, you'll notice an arm with a ball attached to it. This is called the ballcock assembly. This assembly operates the valve that opens and closes when flushing and refilling your toilet. Most noisy toilet issues are caused by this assembly.

Perform Some Maintenance

Unless your toilet sounds like it's constantly running water, you may only need to perform some maintenance. To do this, turn off the water supply to your toilet and flush it a few times until the tank is almost empty. Use a soft brush to clean all moving parts on the refill valve and the ballcock assembly. The valve will have a flapper that opens and closes, which may be caked with scale buildup. Feel for rough or split rubber on the valve and the ballcock. If they seem fine, oil the joints in the ballcock assembly and the chain that raises and lowers the flap. If this works, no replacement is necessary.

An adjustment of the float can also cause noises. Look for the screw on top of the fill valve in a ball-style assembly. Turn the screw counterclockwise until the water noise stops. Do this slowly since you should leave the screw in that position. If you have a cylinder float, simply squeeze the clip on the side of the cylinder and push downwards until the water stops.

If neither of these maintenance tips solve your problem, you should have a plumber look at your toilet. Arpi's Industries, Ltd. has been providing excellent service to Calgary and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. Contact us today to find an economical solution for your noisy toilet.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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