Quick Q&A: What to do with a continuously-running commode?

Quick Q:

My commode runs continuously.  I’ve already checked the flapper, and that seems OK.  What else could it be?

Quick A:

Good call on double-checking the flapper – many commode problems can be fixed with a new, properly-sized flapper.  If this doesn’t address the problem, the fill valve could be stuck in the open position allowing water to enter the tank continuously and out the overflow. The float that shuts the fill valve off could be damaged or may need adjusted. There is a repair kit available that includes the fill valve, float, flapper etc. which is fairly simple to install and available at most hardware stores.

As always, the experienced plumbers at Tuckey Mechanical Services are happy to assist you with this or any related problem – we stand ready to serve 24-hours a day.  We’re just a call away at (717) 524-1136!

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DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as a reference guide only.  All mechanical, electrical, plumbing, remodeling, metal fabrication, and restoration projects should be handled by a qualified, professional contractor like the Tuckey Companies.  Information presented here is of a general nature that may not be applicable in all situations. Tips, articles, and accompanying information do not represent an official recommendation of the Tuckey Companies.

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