Why Is My Toilet HIssing? | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Why Is My Toilet HIssing? | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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You first noticed the noise a few weeks ago after returning from Oktoberfest. In the weeks since, it’s just gotten worse – a kind of hissing noise every time you flush the toilet.

Bobvila.com says the snakelike sound is a relatively common problem: “It’s related to your toilet’s inlet water valve, also called a ‘fill valve.’ Over time, hard water deposits or bits of sediment can settle in the valve and partially block water flow into the tank. This increases water pressure in the valve, which in turn forces the water out in a narrow stream, creating vibration and the pesky noise. While this won’t cause damage to the toilet, the issue won’t get any better on its own. If sediment is present it could clog the valve to a greater extent, making the hiss even louder and taking even longer for the tank to fill with water.”

The cure is relatively simple. You can clean the inlet valve and seal. If that doesn’t work, you might have to replace the seal. In a worst case scenario, the entire inlet valve assembly may have to be replaced. While cleaning the assembly or replacing the seal could be DIY projects for some, replacing the entire assembly is more complicated and may call for plumbing experts like those at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

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