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Why Is My Toilet Making so Much Noise?

From running and trickling to gurgling and sloshing, toilets sure can make a lot of noise. It’s time to silence the thing that’s keeping you up at night once and for all. Let’s face it, you and your spouse could really use a good night’s sleep!

How To Fix A Noisy Toilet

  • The first step is to turn off the water supply valve(s). Then remove the lid from the tank and flush the toilet to drain as much water from the tank as possible.

  • Use a sponge or a rag to sop up any water that remains in the tank after flushing.

  • Disconnect the water supply line from behind the toilet and use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding the tank to the bowl.

  • Lift the tank off the bowl and then remove the nut on the bottom of the tank.

  • Remove the old flush valve from the tank and install new one. Be sure to mount it securely.

  • Affix new brass bolts to the tank and place the rubber spud gasket onto the bottom of the flush valve. Put the tank back onto the bowl.

  • Place new washers and hex nuts onto the brass bolts and tighten the tank back onto the bowl. Be sure to not to overtighten the nuts or you could crack the toilet.

  • Reconnect the water supply line and turn the water supply valves back on. Be sure to adjust the flapper so that it sits at the correct length.

  • Perform a few test flushes to make sure everything is working properly and that the noise has subsided.

Sound like a lot of work? No need to worry! The expert plumbers at Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are here to help. Give us a call today at (612) 324-1004 to schedule an appointment.

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