Four Common Reasons Why a Toilet Won’t Flush Properly in Arlington, TX

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Mar, 2020

 

Toilets are an important household device so when they won’t flush properly you usually need a quick remedy. Here are some reasons your toilet may not flush properly and when to call plumbing services in Arlington, TX.

Clogged Toilet

A common reason toilets won’t flush all the way is they get filled with too much tissue or an object falls into them. Try to plunge the clog with a plunger or an auger (a flexible toilet tool sometimes called a snake) to dislodge the clog or remove object in the pipes or try slowly pouring a bucket of hot water down the opening. Serious clogs could be a sign of a clogged sewer line.

Low Water Levels

The water level should come about one inch under the overflow tube or the fill line. When water levels are low, it doesn’t produce enough force to flush. Ensure the water valve in the back of the toilet is completely open. Try adjusting the water level or buy a new fill valve and follow instructions to install it.

Damaged or Loose Toilet Parts

Check the slack of the toilet chain or reconnect a loose chain. To adjust the chain, remove the hook, unhook the hook or pin, and insert it into another chain link or replace damaged chains. A damaged flapper (rubber piece) can’t open or close to let water in and out so buy a new flapper if it looks broken or bent. The installation instructions should be included with the package.

Professional Plumbing Service

Sometimes the issue cannot be fixed by a DIYer, such as clogged sewer lines or blockages too far down in pipes to reach. In these cases, get professional plumbing services in Arlington, TX from Williams Home Maintenance, Inc.

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