When you flush the toilet, do you hear a flushing sound, but nothing happens? Then your toilet flapper is probably broken. This causes water to back up into the bowl and overflow onto your bathroom floor. While this may seem like a small problem, it can actually cause serious damage to your home’s foundation if left unchecked.
When you begin noticing changes in your toilet’s performance, it can be very difficult to pinpoint where the problem is. Suddenly, you’re on a quest to fix the issue before it becomes a major problem with the toilet flapper.
Water running inside the tank
A toilet flapper is a very important device, and it is responsible for controlling the flushing of your toilet. The flapper is the device that closes and seals the hole in the tank where the water comes in and fills the tank. When the flapper is in the closed position, no water flows in the tank, and when the flapper is in the open position, water can flow in.
Water running inside the tank is a problem that occurs when there is an issue with your toilet flapper. Flappers are rubber devices that seal the passage for water between the tank and bowl. When you flush your toilet, the water is supposed to drain from the tank into the bowl and then out of the toilet. If the flapper is faulty or damaged, flushing the toilet will cause water to leak from the tank into the bowl, creating a mess and wasting water.
The toilet flushes on its own
If your toilet flushes on its own, there is a good chance you have a flapper issue. A flapper is a rubber valve that helps to seal off the water supply line to your toilet tank. The flapper is connected to the chain that lifts the floating ball (or flapper valve) and opens up the water supply line to your toilet tank. The flapper is a simple piece of rubber that is constantly exposed to water and will begin to deteriorate over a period of time. When the flapper begins to deteriorate, it becomes unable to keep the water seal closed, and it usually causes the toilet to flush on its own.
Takes too long to refill water in the toilet
A toilet flapper is a rubber-made device that is put at the end of the tailpipe of your toilet bowl that regulates the flow of water into the toilet bowl. It is fitted between the flush valve and the bottom part of the toilet bowl. If the flapper is not working properly, the toilet will not be able to fill fast enough to deplete all of the water in the bowl, causing a slow refill time. This can also cause the toilet to overflow.
Inspect the flapper itself
It is easy to see that a toilet flapper has worn out when it does not seal off the tank from the bowl. A toilet flapper is basically a rubber or plastic disk that seals off the water supply to the tank and the bowl. The flapper is designed to be lifted up and down by the water pressure from the tank. This is how the toilet flapper allows water to flow into the tank when the toilet is being used. When the toilet is flushed, the water pressure will cause the flapper to go up and down, supplying water to the toilet bowl.
Toilet flappers are rubber/plastic device that prevents water from running in your toilet tank. A toilet flapper is an inexpensive and simple device that is designed to last for a long time. In most cases, the flappers will last for several years. But, they will eventually wear out, crack, tear or leak. As a result, the flapper will have to be replaced before it causes any serious problems.