Kingston Toilet Making Noises – Why Is That?
Hi Kingston! We’re just wondering – have you ever noticed your toilet makes a whistling or ‘whoosh’ noise after you flush? Have you had trouble sleeping because your toilet is running all through the night long after it was last used? These are noises that should always be paid attention to; you are being signaled to that something is wrong with your toilet. Beyond any malfunctioning, your water bill can increase substantially from a toilet constantly running. John THE Plumber Kingston cares that to know that you aren’t wasting your money (or sleep!) unnecessarily, and has decided to share some information so that you can assess what is happening yourselves.
Basically, there are three reasons your toilet will make noise as follows:
- Leaking Toilet Valves
- Calcium deposit build up inside your pipe
- Fill valves are malfunctioning
Leaking Toilet Valves
One of the best signs to know if you have a valve leaking is if you hear a whistling sound after flushing. You may have to repair or replace the valve but first try adjusting the fill valve until the whistling noise stops; that may be all it takes!
Calcium Build Up
Calcium builds up due to the presence of hard water. This would be mostly noted outside of the Kingston area as city neighborhoods don’t typically incur this type of problem. That whoosh like sound mentioned earlier; if you hear nothing when the tank if full but is heard when your toilet is filling up calcium build up is most likely the culprit. This is a pretty easy fix as a calcium and mineral deposit cleaning agent will rid you of this situation.
One reason for hearing noise may be due to the fact that your toilet is constantly running. This is the result if your fill valve is does not shut off when it should. Remove the lid of your tank and locate the float arm. Try to adjust it inside the toilet to a lower level and see if the noise stops.
If you note a vibrating sound inside the wall when you flush, the problem more often than not has to do with your fill valve. You can test this issue easily by removing the toilet tank lid and lift the float arm. As the arm is connected to the fill valve you will know it’s your fill valve that needs to be replaced if the noise stops. This is a result of the diaphragm gasket inside having hardened due to losing its elasticity and generally being worn down.