Aside from getting clogged, we’re pretty sure that you don’t want your toilets to make weird sounds that might scare the hell out of you in the middle of the night. The only problem is, these sounds cannot be avoided especially when you have an old toilet bowl. Just like other plumbing fixtures, your toilets have parts that wear out and get damaged over time. And when they do, weird sounds reverberate from them. Now there are several types of sounds that you might encounter but if your toilet is specifically making a loud reverberation, much like a foghorn, read on because we’ll share some tips with you. Such a problem may result from the ballcock assembly’s loose washer or a ballcock that isn’t perfectly sealed. Check out this easy DIY guide!
1. Remove the toilet tank’s cover and flush the bowl. If you discover that the valve makes the noise, try to resolve the issue by lifting the float ball up. If doing so gets rid of the noise, it just confirms that there’s a loose or damaged washer in the ballcock assembly.
2. To fix this problem, first shut off the water supply and flush the tank.
3. When you’re done, locate three screws that are supposedly situated right on top of the fill valve. You’ll have to disassemble the valve assembly so start by removing the screws using your screwdriver. Lift the ball and armature. Finally, carefully lift the flush valve and get it out of the tank.
4. Remove the washer that you’ll finally access at the bottom of the flush valve. Replace it with a new washer. Put the assembly back in place and turn the water supply on again. Test if the sound has been removed. Otherwise, proceed with the next step.
5. Check the valve and make sure that it is sealed. If it’s not, you’ll need to replace it as well. Turn the water supply off again before doing the repair.
6. Flush the tank and scoop out any excess water. You may also use a sponge to absorb the water at the bottom of the tank.
7. When you’re done, proceed by detaching the water supply line from the toilet’s valve connector which is found right under the tank. Loosen the locknut of the toilet valve with the use of your pliers. Remove the nut screw and lift the worn out valve out of the tank.
8. Place a new valve and adjust the water fill level. Screw the toilet valve’s locknut again and tighten it with your pliers.
9. Finally, reconnect the water supply line to the toilet’s valve connector. Turn the water supply on and let the tank fill. Make sure that the water level is an inch above the overflow tube. Flush the toilet again and check if the problem has been fixed.
We hope that our DIY guide today has shown you what to do when your toilet makes loud noise after flushing. In case you’re unable to fix the problem on your own, just call a reliable Fort Lauderdale plumber. Plumbers 911 Florida delivers exceptional Fort Lauderdale plumbing services including toilet repair, plumbing fixture repair, camera sewer inspection, bathroom remodeling, drain pipe cleaning and many more! Call us at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL) to schedule a service!
Learn more about this toilet plumbing problem. Watch this video we found on YouTube!