There are some things that we just expect to work all the time, and when they don’t, it can be an absolute nightmare. Finding out that your toilet won’t flush is just one of those nightmares. And if that’s the case, here are 3 reasons why your toilet won’t flush and what you can do about it.
- First, the simplest answer. It’s just clogged.
Now you’ve probably run into this problem at least once or twice before. Even if you can’t immediately see the clog, it could be further down the line. Here are a couple easy fixes:
- Plunge it!
- Snake it!
- Pour it!
- A quick tip: Turn off the toilet’s water, flush it, and then add hot (not boiling) water to the situation!
2. Still no luck, huh? Next cause is the old handle and chain issue. You wiggle the handle, but nothing happens. Your chain is most likely disconnected or broken.
Crack the tank open and take a look. If your chain is just disconnected – reach in and reconnect it to the clip. Still having issues? Can’t find the chain? Just call the Acme Plumbing experts at (919) 688-1348.
3. The last cause of your toilet woes could be a lack of water. It takes almost 2 gallons of water per flush – and your tank could be running on empty.
Pull off the lid and take a look. Most toilets have a line in the tank that shows you the proper water level. If it’s too low – you’ll need a plumber to fix it.
Don’t let this issue drain you. If you have a clogged toilet in the Durham area, schedule an appointment to have an Acme plumber take a look or call us at (919) 688-1348 today. A properly functioning toilet shouldn’t be a pipe dream!