Plumbing leaks, faucets left dripping and toilets that won't stop flushing can all add up to a major water drain in your Calgary home. In the case of a toilet, endless water cycling is usually caused by a fault in the toilet flapper. These issues are often simple to fix, but can be expensive if left unaddressed, so it pays to know a bit about toilet flapper troubleshooting.
The flapper is a rubber plug inside your toilet tank that is connected to your flush button or lever. When you flush the toilet, the flapper unplugs a pipe, allowing the tank to drain, flush the toilet and refill the bowl. Normally, as the water level in the tank lowers, the flapper sinks down to plug the pipe so that only a set amount of water is used. If the flapper doesn't plug the pipe again, the tank will continue draining even as it refills. Following are a few ways to remedy the issue.
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