Toilets are designed to last for a long time, but parts within them may need to be replaced before the entire toilet is at the end of its lifespan. Some of these parts replacements are quick and easy to do. Replacing a toilet fill valve is one of those parts that are simple to replace.
Purpose of the Toilet Fill Valve
The toilet fill valve opens and closes as you flush the toilet to allow water into the tank. It is usually located on the left side of the tank. The fill valve is part of the flush valve assembly, which will eventually need to be replaced too but not necessarily at the same time as the fill valve.
Types of Toilet Fill Valves
Some models have a float ball, whereas others have an integrated float cup. Those with an integrated float cup are more dependable, so you may want to choose this type of replacement. Another option you have when you replace the fill valve is to replace the flush valve assembly. Some people do this to avoid having to replace the assembly separately.
How Do You Know When Your Fill Valve Is Broken?
Warning signs that your fill valve is bad are the constant sounds of running water from the tank and an ineffective flush. You can troubleshoot by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank. If you do not see the food coloring leak into the bowl, then the fill valve needs to be replaced. It is important to promptly replace your fill valve because it can cause higher water bills and an ineffective flush.
Half Moon Plumbing is a plumbing company in Owasso, Oklahoma that was established in 2007. We can handle just about any plumbing need you have. Our services include toilets, tubs and showers, faucets, leak detection, water heaters, garbage disposals, water lines, and sewer lines. We can conduct camera inspections of your plumbing system to determine what is wrong and inspect the age and material of your pipes. You can also count on us for emergency situations at any hour. Contact Half Moon Plumbing today to schedule toilet repair or another service in Owasso.