Fixture Repairs & Replacement
Do you need your toilet, faucet or other fixtures looked at? Call the experts at Cardinal Plumbing at (705) 230-3037 to schedule an appointment to discuss repair or replacement.
Common issues that might indicate your fixtures need a professional look are:
- Toilets Running: A running toilet can cost you over $100 a month if left unchecked! Don’t flush your money down the drain.
- Toilet Not Flushing: As toilets age they can develop scale that prevents them from taking away all of your solids which can lead to a clog and sometimes even a flood if the water level rises too high.
- Faucet Leaking or Dripping: Over time the rubber seals in your faucet can deteriorate from the chlorine found inside of your drinking water or just from general wear and tear. These leaks might not seem like much but that small leak may find its way under your cabinets causing warping and even molding.
- Shower Temperature Changing: An older cartridge or style of shower can cause fluctuations when other water is used in the home. It can even happen spontaneously as your fixtures start to age.
Why is my toilet constantly running?
The most common cause of a toilet running constantly is that the flapper valve at the bottom of your tank isn't seated properly. This can happen when the chain connected to the flapper isn’t adjusted correctly, causing it to be too loose or too tight and not making a proper seal with the drain hole in the bottom of your tank.
If the chain is too loose, it can get caught in the flapper and stop it from seating properly. If the chain is too tight, it won’t allow the flapper to close completely. In either case, water will continue to trickle through the drain hole and your tank will never fully fill up.
Another potential cause of a constantly running toilet is a worn out flapper valve. This occurs when the material of your flapper starts to deteriorate over time due to regular use and exposure to water. If your flapper looks old, cracked, or brittle, it may be time to replace it.
If your toilet is running constantly and its not one of the issues above, you may have a problem with the fill valve in your tank. The fill valve is responsible for controlling the amount of water that goes into your tank, so if it is faulty or clogged, your tank won’t fill up properly and your toilet will continue to run. In this case, you may need to hire a plumber to inspect the fill valve and repair or replace it as necessary.
Avoid adding these extra expenses or damage causing problems by booking an appointment with Cardinal Plumbing through our online contact form or by calling us at (705) 230-3037.
“I couldn't have asked for more friendly and prompt service. They completed a ton of work quickly and left the area cleaner than before! I will definitely be calling on Cardinal Plumbing & Electric again.”- Nicole M.
“Technicians were both very knowledgeable and clearly explained our options, with estimates, before starting. Kevin and Jaden were very professional, courteous, respectful and friendly. We were so happy to have all our repairs done in one afternoon.”- Janette F.
“Kevin is our new favorite person. He came out at the end of his day on a Friday and figured out how to fix our water issue so many other people couldn’t fix. We are beyond impressed at how knowledgeable, helpful and friendly the guys were. Thank you.”- Tom F.