Common Causes of a Toilet Not Flushing Properly
While having a toilet that won’t flush properly can be inconvenient, the good news is that most of the reasons behind the problem are relatively easy to fix.
Although in some cases the cause of the problem can be a clogged sewer line, which can be an expensive and a time-consuming repair. Most of the time the problem can be corrected within an hour and be relatively inexpensive.
To ensure a small problem does not turn into a much bigger one, it’s always best to use the services of a plumbing professional if there’s any doubt as to the seriousness of the repair that needs to be made.
Faulty Toilet Supply Valve
In all toilets, the fill valve lets water enter the tank from the supply valve. When the supply valve goes bad, the result is a toilet that will either fill very slowly or not at all.
The causes of a faulty supply valve can vary, but most often result from debris and mineral buildup from the water itself. If this is the problem, a plumber can quickly assess and fix the problem.
Costs for the valve will vary, depending upon the brand of toilet and the kind of supply valve needed as a replacement.
Flapper is Stuck Open
If the toilet’s flapper is stuck open, it’s impossible for the toilet to flush properly. In these cases, the lift chain attached to the flapper more than likely has been made too tight, which does not allow the flapper to close completely and keep the proper amount of water inside the toilet for the next flush.
Water Valve Turned Off
In Mobile homes that have been weatherized for the winter, the water valve for the toilet is often turned off to prevent any leakages from occurring.
Therefore, when the toilet is flushed before the water valve has been turned on again, the result will be a toilet that does not fill completely and fails to properly flush.
This occurs in homes that have been weatherized for the winter, as well as in homes that are used only occasionally for vacations or are frequently vacant for other reasons.
If a Mobile home is not occupied on a frequent basis, it’s a good idea to have a plumber examine the toilet and other parts of the home’s plumbing system to ensure any problems with the toilet are not being caused by bigger problems located elsewhere.
Your Mobile, AL home toilet issues can be a nuisance to the whole family. Call Drain Busters Plumbing & Rooter at (251) 665-9898 today, and let’s get your toilet back to its flushing state!
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