Common Causes of Toilet Not Flushing Properly
A toilet is the most useful room in an entire building or compound in your Arlington home. Traditionally, people didn’t take it upon themselves to consider a toilet with seriousness but current inventions and innovations have been geared towards better washrooms that are modern and magnificent in various ways.
Toilets well-being go hand in hand with everyday maintenance- proper cleaning and usage. If not well maintained it can lead to it being disastrous and making the entire house or building unsafe for humans.
It may cause health hazards and for this, proper maintenance measures need to be taken into consideration.
One major problem that can befall a toilet is not flushing properly and several factors can be attributed to it. Some of the problems that can befall the toilets does not require one to buy another one but to fix the problem. These factors are as discussed below.
Unavailability of Water or Chain Problem
The tank is filled with water from the supply line running into the toilet tank and when empty, the toilet won’t flush.
One should check the valve on the wall right behind the toilet bowl to make sure it is open and that the float is not obstructed or stuck.
Additionally the chain connecting the flapper to the flush lever might be loose or broken, this could be preventing the toilet from flushing as the flapper is distracted when opening and closing.
This can be solved by tightening or removing the chain that links the lever and the flapper. Or when connected to a wire, loosen the screw and adjust the wire’s length.
Bowl Not Emptying
A bowl, on the other hand, can be the problem failing to drain, and this is an indication of a drain’s blockage.
Failure to drain by the bowl could be an explanation that the chain interconnecting the flapper to the flush lever could be too long or that the water pressure is low. The chain problem can be adjusted by changing the chain length or calling the plumber to fix the low water pressure.
A Slow or Weak Flush
At times, the toilets flush slowly or do so without emptying everything. It could be from dirt deposits blocking, and this could be solved by using a stiff wire brush and vinegar or straight wire to clear the mess in your Arlington home toilet.
Your Arlington, VA home toilet issues can be a nuisance to the whole family. Call The Plumbing Dr. at (703) 525-9280 today, and let’s get your toilet back to its flushing state!