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Is Your Toilet Running? 🏃‍♂️ Don't Brush It Off!

Updated: May 14


In the hustle and bustle of daily operations, a running toilet might seem like a minor inconvenience. However, beneath that seemingly innocuous trickle lies a potential cascade of problems that could impact your business in more ways than one. Beyond the annoyance of hearing the constant flow of water, a running toilet could be silently draining your resources, both in terms of water waste and potential water damage. Let's dive deeper into why addressing this issue promptly is crucial for the health of your facility and your bottom line.

💧 Water Waste: A running toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day, driving up your utility bills and harming the environment. Just imagine: a continuously running toilet can waste enough water to fill a swimming pool in a matter of weeks! That's not just a hit to your bottom line – it's also a serious strain on our precious water resources.

🔍 Potential Water Damage: Left unchecked, a running toilet can lead to water damage to your floors, walls, and fixtures, resulting in costly repairs and disruptions to your business operations. Think about it: water seeping into your floors and walls can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and unsightly stains. Not to mention the hassle of having to close off parts of your facility for repairs – talk about a headache! And let's not forget the potential damage to electrical lines if water seeps into fixtures, which could escalate repair costs and pose safety hazards. The expenses for repairing the running toilet itself are compounded by the additional costs to fix the damage it has caused to your facility's infrastructure.

Troubleshooting Tips:

Why is my Toilet Running?

  1. Adjusting Water Level: To adjust the water level in the tank to the recommended level, locate the water supply valve connected to your toilet. Turn the valve clockwise to decrease the water level or counterclockwise to increase it. You want the water level to be about half an inch below the overflow tube opening.

  2. Locating the Overflow Tube: The overflow tube is a small, vertical tube in the center of the toilet tank. It should be located near the flush valve. Water should not be running into the overflow tube, as this indicates that the water level in the tank is too high or there is an issue with the flush valve.

  3. Flush Valve and Fill Valve: The flush valve is typically located at the bottom center of the tank, while the fill valve is usually on the left side. To perform a quick adjustment, check for any visible signs of damage or wear on these valves. If necessary, you can adjust the flush valve by tightening or loosening the mounting nut. For the fill valve, adjust the float arm to ensure it is positioned properly and the water shuts off at the correct level.

When faced with a running toilet, it's essential to address the issue promptly to prevent water waste, potential damage, and costly repairs. Don't let this problem linger – reach out to Hero Facility Services. Our experienced team is here to provide reliable plumbing and facility maintenance solutions, keeping your business running smoothly. Don't wait until it's too late. Contact us today and let us be your HEROS.

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