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Vernon CT Plumber Advice: Why Is My Toilet Noisy?

Toilet trouble in Vernon CT

A homeowner called us and started the conversation with, "you're going to think that I'm crazy but..." and I had to stop her. After being in business for 30 years, there isn't much we haven't heard and none of it makes you crazy! She went on to explain that the toilet was making a high pitched humming sound. It started out making the noise randomly then got to the point where it was a non-stop annoyance. It was keeping her awake at night. Working around her commitments, we found an appointment the next day to solve the problem. She was happy to know a solution was quickly coming.

The solution

Once a Rapid Service plumber arrived at her Vernon CT home, he was able to quickly put an end to the noise. He determined that the fill valve needed to be replaced. The fill valve is located inside the toilet tank. Its job is to refill the tank after the toilet is flushed. When it fails, there is a loss of pressure and can create the high-pitched noise our customer heard. It is a relatively inexpensive and quick repair. She was relieved to say the least.

Another spooky toilet sound

We've also had concerned homeowners call us to report that their toilets are haunted! They flush randomly in the middle of the night and can create quite the fright. We call this "phantom flushing."  If a toilet is flushing on its own, it may have a bad flapper. A flapper is a rubber piece in the toilet tank. It opens to let water out of the tank when you flush, and closes to allow it to refill. It breaks down due to age and faster if harsh chemical toilet cleaners are used. Once the flapper is repaired, you won't have any more spooky flushing! For more toilet troubleshooting tips, read our past blog HERE.

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Rapid Service LLC plumbing technicians can troubleshoot any toilet troubles quickly. Once the problem is identified, you'll be provided with options and pricing upfront before any work is completed. Feel free to ask your professional technician about any other plumbing concerns while he's there. We specialize in well pump systems, water heaters, re-piping, and faucets. You can also enjoy peace of mind with our emergency services. There's no calling several contractors and waiting around for them to call you back. With Rapid Service, one call does it all!

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