Reasons Your Toilet Won't Flush
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Reasons Your Toilet Won't Flush
Feb 17, 2022

Reasons Your Toilet Won't Flush

There's nothing more frustrating and inconvenient than a toilet that won't flush. However, the good news is that repairs are easy, and you don't have to possess extensive industry knowledge or plumbing skills. If you wake up to a toilet not functioning as expected, it is essential to schedule a maintenance check with the expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. With years of providing quality toilet repair, nothing we have not come across, making us the ideal resource for toilet maintenance and long-term efficiency. While most toilet-related issues are easy to fix, it's advisable to onboard professional plumbers depending on the severity of the damage. Here is a guide for the most common reasons your toilet won't flush.

The Lift Chain Has Too Much Slack

When the lift chain connects the flapper and releases water shifts, low resistance when pushed down, the solution to this problem is simple, and all that's required is to shorten the lift chain until there's no more slacking between the handle and flapper. However, if the problem is not resolved even after shortening the lift chain, you should consider consulting a professional from Mr. Rooter Plumbing for maintenance.

The Toilet is Clogged

A toilet clog is usually caused by several factors, from using too much toilet paper to flushing a prohibited item like a toy or sanitary product. While most of these items can be fished out or forced out using a plunger, there are instances when the clog requires specialized equipment and tools. Onboarding the professional plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing allows you to leverage their cutting-edge equipment to mitigate the damage caused by clogs, restoring your toilet to optimal functionality and efficiency.

The Water Level is Low

Insufficient water in the bowl can also affect your toilet's ability to flush, indicating a problem with the float ball. If the float ball is poorly adjusted, it can hinder water from flowing inside your bowl. Our plumbers can help you adjust the float ball, ensuring maximum efficiency every time it is flushed. Most bowls have a line etched to indicate the position where the float ball should be so that you can adjust it appropriately.

The Flapper is Warped

A common sign of a malfunctioning toilet is when it's constantly running, even when no one has used it. If you notice this, the flapper, usually made from rubber, can warp or bend, making it difficult to seal the flush tube hole and release water. The solution for a warped flapper is usually to replace it since they are easily accessible across various improvement stores. If toilet repair is not your jam, you can hire an expert plumber to handle repairs and ensure that everything is dialled to perfection. We will ensure that your toilet's flapper and other vital components are in tiptop condition for durable and exceptional service.

These are some of the reasons why your toilet is experiencing flushing problems. Contact us today at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for more information on flushing issues and solutions. We guarantee exceptional toilet repair at a competitive market rate.