Why Toilets Continuously Run
or Flush on Their Own (Phantom Flushers)
Have you ever encountered a toilet that constantly runs or flushes on its own?
Plumbers have coined a term for toilets that mysteriously flush by themselves, we call them “phantom flushers”. It may seem like a ghost has taken up residence in your bathroom when this toilet issue occurs, but rest easy, that is not the case. Phantom flushing is caused by water slowly leaking out of the reservoir tank. When the tank water level drops low enough, the fill valve is activated, causing the toilet to flush on its own.
Continuously running toilets and phantom flushers are common, annoying, water wasting problems. Not only is it unsettling to hear the toilet run or flush in an empty bathroom, but the constant water flow also wastes water and increases your water bill.
In some cases, an unchecked water leak can even flow outside the toilet fixture, potentially damaging floors and drywall.
Our Plumbing Experts Can Quickly Diagnose and Fix Running Toilets & Phantom Flushers
Our team of plumbers has the knowledge and experience to expertly diagnose and fix all your plumbing issues, including running toilets and phantom flushers. We know all too well how disruptive a faulty toilet can be and how they can also cause higher water bills and repair costs. It is our mission to help clients avoid unnecessary frustration and expense by fixing toilet issues the right way, the first time!
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If a customers’ long standing, unattended to, plumbing issues have led to larger scale problems and structural damage, Andy’s Pipe Dream can also recommend trustworthy, highly skilled, local contractors to repair structural and cosmetic damage once our plumbing repairs are complete.