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October 19,2020

Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank?

Has your toilet tank stopped filling with water? While this is a fairly common plumbing issue, it can be extremely frustrating, particularly for small households that only have one toilet available. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we provide high quality commercial and residential services including plumbing inspections, toilet installation, plumbing repairs and more. We enjoy helping our local clients find ways to improve their pipes and fixtures, and we want to help you achieve similar results for your home or business. Here are some of the most common causes of an empty toilet tank, and what you can do to solve the problem.

Fill Valve Issues

The fill valve is what controls the flow of the water into your toilet tank. In time, the valve may slip out of its proper place and will therefore need to be adjusted. Remove the tank lid, carefully twist the screw on top of the water level adjustment rod, which should raise the float cup. Flush the toilet and see if it refills.

Misplaced Float Ball

Older toilet models will have a float ball instead of a float cup. If the ball has fallen too low, it could prevent the inflow of water into the tank. To fix the issue, remove the tank lid, gently bend the float arm upwards. Continue to keep an eye on the float ball. If it still struggles with staying in the right position, then it may need to be replaced to avoid future problems.

Trip Assembly

The trip assembly is what connects the flush handle to the toilet tank. If the assembly has been blocked or positioned incorrectly, then the flush cycle may be interrupted. Lift the lid and check for signs of damage to the trip assembly. If it has been bent, broken or has become worn out due to age, then replace the assembly and test the toilet after installation.

Dysfunctional Flapper

Does your toilet tank have some water, but it never seems to fill all the way? Then you may have an issue with the flapper. When a flapper becomes defective, it can allow some water to leak into the bowl, which could cause the toilet to fill and drain continuously, making it appear that the tank is not filling enough. Check the flapper for cracks or buildup and replace if necessary.

Do You Need Help with Your Dysfunctional Toilet? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Are you tired of struggling with your stubborn toilet? Then let the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh take care of the issue right away. Our certified and insured plumbers are always ready to come to the rescue. We offer 24 hour emergency plumbing services so you can get your toilet back in working condition as quickly and affordably as possible. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Greensburg, Cranberry Township, Bethel Park, Aliquippa, Carnegie, Sewickley, Beaver Falls, Penn Hills, Washington, Irwin, New Castle, South Bay, McKeesport, Pennsylvania or a surrounding metro area community.

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