End the Never-Ending Flush: How To Fix An Overrunning Toilet

Learn what leads to overrunning toilets and how you can save time, money, and frustration.

When it comes to overrunning toilets, the culprits are often worn-overrunning clogged toiletout parts such as the flapper valve and canister gasket.

The flapper valve, commonly found in traditional toilets, is a rubber component responsible for sealing the flush valve. Its purpose is to allow water to flow from the tank to the bowl during a flush. However, over time, the rubber material can erode, compromising the flapper’s ability to seal the valve tightly. This erosion leads to water leakage into the toilet bowl, resulting in that annoying continuous running sound.


Alternatively, luxury brands such as Kohler, have a different mechanism. Instead of a
traditional flapper valve, they use a canister. When you press the flush lever, the entire plastic canister lifts up, allowing water to flow into the bowl. Inside the canister, there is a rubber gasket that can wear out and cause similar problems to a worn-out flapper valve.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regardless of the toilet type, regular maintenance is crucial to keep it running smoothly. By inspecting and replacing the flapper valve or the canister gasket, you can effectively solve the issue and stop the toilet from running in around 90% of cases.

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Preventative Measures: Whole House Water Filter and Softener System

To address the premature wear and failure of rubber parts like flappers, gaskets, and other components, we recommend installing a whole house water filter and softener system. This system removes chlorine, hardness, and calcium from the water, which are common culprits for deteriorating rubber parts.

By eliminating these elements, you extend the longevity of the toilet’s components and reduce the frequency of repairs. Moreover, a whole house water filter and softener system provides you with higher-quality water and helps skin and hair as well.

The Good News

Our team provides services to address your plumbing issues, proactively. Whether it’s replacing the flapper valve or the canister gasket, we know how to solve your overrunning toilet problems efficiently and effectively.

Don’t let a running toilet drain your  patience or your wallet. Let us keep your systems running smoothly — so you don’t have to spend time, money, and frustration fixing
problems that could’ve been avoided.