Reasons Why Your Toilet Is Not Flushing Properly


If you have a toilet that doesn't flush properly, you are likely to wonder what is causing this problem to occur. There are several reasons why a toilet backs up or doesn't flush as wanted. Some problems are easy fixes, while others require assistance from a repair service.

There Is Not Enough Water In The Tank

The tank behind the toilet bowl holds the water used to flush contents down. If there is not enough water in this tank, the contents remain in the bowl or it may take a few flushes to get them to be pushed through the plumbing system. Older toilets often have this problem as they were manufactured with low tank capacities to save water. Raising the float in the tank is an option available to increase the amount of water the tank holds, perhaps allowing for flushing to occur without difficulty.

Items Not Meant For The System Were Flushed

If someone had flushed items down the toilet that just do not belong there, a backup is an outcome that could very well happen. This includes paper towels, napkins, feminine hygiene products, excessive amounts of toilet paper, toys, or other small items. These items cause blockages in the piping system and need to be removed in order for water to flush back down through pipes again as it normally does. Try using a plunger or plumber's snake to dislodge the item. If this does not work, a call to a professional is best.

There Is An Obstruction In A Plumbing Vent

On top of your home are vents which aid in the proper airflow to assist with the flushing of toilets and water removal from sinks or tubs. If one of these vents becomes clogged, the water pressure is altered, making it more difficult for a full flush to occur. To repair this type of problem, you need to get on a ladder and check the vents for leaves, twigs, and other natural debris. These items fall into vents when storms arise, or from the presence of small nesting animals like mice or squirrels.

The Main Sewer Line Is Clogged

If you have multiple toilets in your home that do not flush, the problem is apt to be caused by a main sewer clog. This requires assistance from a professional so additional damage is not sustained to your plumbing system. The service, such as Rob's Septic Tanks Inc. checks the mainline for obstructions and has the right tools to remove them without altering your piping in the process.


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