Do you have a constantly running toilet? It’s one of the most annoying things to deal with. We’ll help you find out why your toilet is trickling and how to fix it!

There are a lot of reasons why your toilet might be constantly trickling.

  • A problem with the fill valve
  • The level of water in your toilet tank is too high
  • A damaged flapper in your toilet tank
  • The flapper chain is set too tight

These may seem like minor problems but they could be costing you up to $70.00 a month!

So, it’s important to get a running toilet fixed not just to prevent the problem from getting worse, but it will save you dollars in the end.

How To Correct These Problems?

Let’s go through each of these common reasons why your toilet may be constantly trickling and how to fix them.

Problem With The Fill Valve

This can be a very easy solution – simply replace the fill valve! If you are not handy we recommend you have a plumber do the job.

Level Of Water In Toilet Tank Is Too High

Again, another easy solution.

The float in the fill valve is what controls your water level. Lower it and you’ll have less of a tank!

Flapper In The Toilet Tank Is Damaged

The flapper is a small rubber piece that controls water flow from your toilet tank to bowl. When it’s not working properly, you will see leaking all over the place! Simply replacing this very inexpensive part can help to save you a good amount of money.

Flapper Chain Is Set Too Tight

Again, another very easy fix. Simply readjust the flapper chain that is in the toilet tank so that it has some slack.

Can A Running Toilet Cause A Flood?

The short answer is “Yes” – a running toilet could, if not fixed, eventually cause a leak which in turn could cause enough of a flood indoors that your floors, walls, baseboards and everything in between could get damaged.

If you have a leaking toilet, don’t wait too long to get it fixed. If you do nothing about it, water can leak from your tank and run along the floor of your bathroom where it will drip into other rooms or even under doors which can cause a significant amount of damage to everything beneath it including cabinets, walls and floors.


Toilet use is a constant in our lives. It’s always there, it never goes away, and we don’t really think about until something starts to go wrong with it.

Call in a plumber right away to fix the issues with your toilet before the problem gets bigger and bigger.

If you have any questions about your toilet or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.