It’s happened to nearly all of us — you’ve walked into your bathroom and noticed a slight hissing sound coming from your toilet tank area. This sound is often ignored, but doing so could cost you with increased water bills over time.
A faint hissing sound in the toilet tank is often due to a faulty fill valve. In most standard toilets, there are 2 separate valves in the tank, one of which is a valve that automatically fills the tank each time the toilet is flushed. If this piece becomes blocked or defective, water will continuously flow into the tank’s cistern at a steady rate. If left unchecked, the amount of flowing water can add up to hundreds, even thousands of gallons over a period of time. Unfortunately, your water utility company does not differentiate when you have an issue with an appliance and you will still be charged for the water usage.
For this reason, it is essential that your hissing/water filling noise is addressed as soon as it is discovered. The good news is that this problem is typically not considered a plumbing emergency and does not require an immediate service call by a plumbing technician.
If you notice the noise, you should shut off the toilet water supply valve, which is located on the wall near the toilet’s base. Turning this valve in the off position will prevent any additional water from entering the toilet area and allow you to schedule a convenient time for a plumber to come out and inspect the problem. If this is your only toilet and it still needs to be used, you can still turn the valve off and simply turn it on only when the toilet needs to be flushed.
If your toilet problem is more severe, now would be a great opportunity to take advantage of our November plumbing special, which includes a discount on TOTO Drake Elongated ADA Toilets with Slow Close Seats. The special price is $592 (Regular Price: $650). This out-the-door pricing includes the toilet, associated hoses/parts, installation and our service call fee.
We also want to remind you that despite the easing of COVID restrictions in the State of Florida, we continue to follow CDC guidelines as well as wear protective equipment, including masks, gloves and foot protection. We’re also frequently disinfecting our work spaces, vehicles and equipment. Your health and safety are our top priority.
At Kyle Plumbing, we proudly serve residential and commercial customers located in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. We are available 24/7 and all service calls are answered within an hour. We look forward to assisting you soon.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.