Do you have strange noises coming from your bathroom?? It is not uncommon for people to experience problems with their toilet and finding out the root cause of the problem is the the first step towards restoring peace and order to your toilet.
Below we have identified some of the most common cause of problems (aside from blockages), and what steps can be taken to rectify them. Often the best course of action is to call in a team of professionals such as ourselves but the hints and tips below may help to give you a head start.
Cause No. 1 – Problems With the Ballcock
By some distance the most common cause of your toilet creating unwanted noise is a dirty valve (aka the ballcock). The noise created by a dirty ballcock will make for a very loud and unpleasant noise but the good news is that it is relatively easy to sort out. After turning your water supply off, locate the valve and carefully remove any dirt and debris. Once you have done this, simply switch the water back on and hopefully this will have done the trick and the noise will have stopped.
Cause No. 2 – Washer Problems
Damaged or dirty washers can also be the cause of a noisy toilet. To find the washer, simply split the ball valve in two to see the washer there. If it looks as though its best days are behind it, it will need replacing.
Cause No. 3 – The Float Switch
Is your problem related to overflowing water from the cistern? If so, your float switch may need some attention. It could just be a case of unscrewing and reassembling the float in order to regulate it, or you may need to put a new one in. Either way this is easily fixed without calling a plumber in.
Call in the Pros
If you have had a go at all of the above with no luck, or would simply prefer to leave it to the professionals, the best course of action left to you is to pick up the phone and give us a call on Tel. No. 020 7610 1616. We have years of experience with noisy toilets and will be able to rectify your problem very quickly.
If you need the assistance of a high quality team of Gas Safe Registered plumbers, give us a call on Tel. No. 020 7610 1616 and our skilled team of carpenters will be able to quickly pay you a visit.