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Tips for Fixing a Loose Toilet Handle

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It is never fun dealing with plumbing issues, especially toilet issues. There are times when the problem is so severe that you will need to call Mesa plumbers in AZ to assist you with the problem. But there are some issues you can try to fix on your own, such as a loose toilet handle. 

Loose Toilet Handle

Is your toilet handle stuck or loose? You may not need to completely replace the handle right away. You can actually easily fix these issues. If your toilet doesn’t flush and it isn’t clogged, check to see if then handle needs to be adjusted. 

First, start with cleaning any dirt or debris that is built up around the handle either on the outside or the inside of the toilet. The handle nut located inside of the tank might need to be tightened. Use a wrench to tighten the nut by turning it clockwise. After doing this, check the chain length. Usually, you just need to hold down the handle while flushing to shorten the length of the chain. 

There might be a time when the handle is actually too tight. This is usually when the handle gets stuck in the down position and will cause the toilet to run constantly. Check the mounting nut inside the tank to see if it needs to be loosened. Do this by turning it counterclockwise with a wrench. Then, clean off any debris or buildup so that the handle will work smoothly. You might also need to adjust the arm or chain as well. 

 Things to Remember

Whenever doing your own home repairs, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Always contact a professional and licensed plumber, like those at Rainforest Plumbing and Air, if you have any questions or unexpected issues during the repair. Keep in mind that you never want to over-tighten any hardware as it can cause damage and crack. Most importantly, always be cautious and safe when working with tools. 

 Rainforest Plumbing & Air

Serving Phoenix and surrounding areas in Arizona, Rainforest Plumbing and Air will be there when you need them for any plumbing and HVAC needs. This includes preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance, residential or commercial. Even if it is in the middle of the night, Rainforest will be there to fix it as we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.