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What causes a toilet to run periodically?

Tue, Dec/26/2006

The probable cause is a defective toilet tank flapper. This is the round rubber flapper that sits on the bottom of the toilet tank. This holds the water that will enter the toilet bowl when flushing occurs. The flapper will, over time, become worn and will not seal completely. This releases a small amount of water, and as the tank begins to empty the fill valve will come on to replenish the tank. This results in wasted water. A flapper is inexpensive and in most instances can be repaired easily by the resident. If assistance is needed in making this repair, please contact Property Services at 597-4600. - end -