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Why Won’t My Toilet Shut Up!?

By July 25, 2018 December 16th, 2019 Blog

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Why Won’t My Toilet Shut Up!?

Toilets are like dogs – best when seen but not heard.

That’s usually because when a toilet makes a noise other than the normal flush and refill cycle, it means that some part of the toilet isn’t working like it’s supposed to.

This is when people get nervous and start asking questions.

You know the ones.

Is my toilet broken?

Will I have to schedule an appointment for a leaky toilet repair?

How much will this cost to fix?

Before you get too worked up, though, you should know why toilets can be noisy and what noises mean you should call in the experts.

Most Common Causes For A Noisy Toilet

The good news is that fixing a noisy toilet is usually fast and not very expensive.

If you have a noisy toilet, you can usually trace it back to one source—the fill valve.

If your fill valve is dirty, your toilet can sound like a foghorn.

While this is annoying, particularly if it happens to a guest, the fix is relatively simple.

Just turn off the water supply, find the fill valve and gently clean it.

Once you’ve turned the water back on, the sound should be gone.

You can also inspect the fill valve if your toilet is vibrating or humming.

If your toilet is vibrating, check the connections to the fill valve and tighten them to make the noise go away.

If your toilet is humming, the cause is probably a washer in the fill valve.

Replacing it should eliminate the hum.

In some cases, you may need to replace the entire fill valve, but most of the time the repair should be easy.

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Other Causes

While the fill valve may be the most common cause for a noisy toilet, it is far from the only thing that can go wrong.

For instance, if your toilet still sounds like a foghorn even after cleaning out the fill valve, check all the connections in your toilet’s cistern.

One of them is probably responsible for the noise and tightening all of them should make the noise go away.

Gurgling sounds that persist after the toilet has stopped flushing may be an indicator of a clogged drain.

If you notice a “whooshing” kind of sound that happens only when the toilet is refilling, it’s likely the result of calcium building up in the toilet.

You’ll need to use a cleaner specially formulated for breaking down calcium and other minerals that can accrue.

After that, you may also want to get a water purifier or cleaner for your home.

Contact Triton Plumbing & Service

If your toilet is trying to hold a conversation with you, let us know.

Contact us at or by phone at (226) 270-246.

Our experts will be glad to help you pinpoint the problem with your noisy toilet and let you know the best solution.

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Serving London and SWO

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