Nobody likes it when their toilet does not flush because there is a clog. Most people would use a good toilet plunger to resolve the problem soon. The point is that a clogged toilet is just one of several reasons it will not flush.
One factor that your toilet may not flush is that the water inside your tank is shallow. When it is deficient, the entire tank cannot flush down any waste inside your toilet. You can soon get a clog in your toilet due to low water. The best thing to do is to monitor the valve knob. Please turn it off and then back on. When the water is back on, you should hear water starting to refill the toilet tank. Your toilet should be in working order if all is well and the water is back to normal inside the tank.
Many older toilets have a giant rubber flapper built into them. These rubber flappers can clog the pipe from the tank to the bowl. However, if the flapper is bent downward or just old, it will not have enough water for a proper flush since its seal is no longer usable.
Another easy thing to check is your toilet’s lift chain and handle. If the chain does not have a good length or if it does not swing loosely, it could be that the toilet’s handle is bad. Be sure to check inside the toilet tank; if you find the chain or handle is broken, replace them to get your toilet back up and running. Toilets with a lift chain may not flush your toilet once it is corrupted or damaged. The lift chain connects to the lever inside the tank. Check to see if your lift chain is damaged or corrupted. If so, you will need to replace it with a new one.
Many times, you can unclog a toilet yourself without the need to call a plumber. Remember that a clog is very common and the main reason your toilet may not flush. Simple solutions to prevent clogs is first never to overuse toilet paper after each use when you empty your bowels. If you use specific wipes, that can also cause a build-up in sewer lines, which could eventually cause your toilet to flush slowly or not at all.
Most people’s favorite and quickest method to clear a clogged toilet is to use a plunger. If you decide to use one, be sure to get one that suits the size of your toilet so that it seals well with the inside of the bowl. First, be sure to turn off the toilet’s water valve. Use a good pressure up and down with the plunger’s handle several times so anything that is clogged will eventually loosen any materials that are causing the toilet to become clogged in the first place right through the sewer lines. You should soon hear a good clearing sound. Turn back on the water valve and flush your toilet to see if it properly flushes. If flushing is good, it is a good idea to use the plunger at least once more to clear any leftover blockage that may still be there.
For any toilet issues that you may be experiencing, call the licensed plumbers at Liberty Plumbing and Solar. Liberty Plumbing and Solar gives customers twenty-four hours of emergency repair with no extra charge out of pocket no matter the day of the week or at a particular time when you call them. Making an appointment is easy and friendly. Technicians will arrive on time, and they can answer any questions you need to know. They are ready to tackle any issues that come your way.