A toilet that won’t flush is not only an inconvenience, but it can also be a health hazard if it’s not dealt with promptly. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic! Throughout this blog post, we’ll run through some potential causes of a flushing malfunction, as well as provide you with a few tips for simple fixes you can try to get flushing again. Of course, if the issue persists, it’s definitely time to get in touch with us to come and get it sorted for you.
There are several possible issues that should be considered when looking into why a toilet won’t flush properly. And some are quite uncomplicated culprits you can investigate before calling a plumber.
The first thing to check is if the water level in the tank is high enough. If you find it’s not, this could be due to a malfunctioning inlet valve or a problem with the supply line. When the water level is too low, this can prevent the full force of water from reaching the bowl and generating an adequate flush. If the water level does appear to be too low, you can ensure the cistern is filling to the correct level by adjusting the inlet, and there’s usually a mark on the cistern to indicate where the optimal level is.
Another possibility is that something is blocking the passage of water from the tank to the bowl. This could be anything from a sediment build-up to a foreign object that has found its way into the toilet. If you do suspect something is blocking your toilet and preventing it from flushing, you should promptly call us to locate the blockage and safely remove it for you. Trying to do this yourself is not only unsafe, but without experience and the correct equipment, it can be challenging to do successfully and can even result in worsening the problem.
On a more serious note, the problem with your toilet could be the result of a blockage in one of the underground pipes or even a mechanical issue such as a faulty flapper or fill valve. In any of these cases, you’ll need to call in a certified plumber to investigate and repair the problem so that your toilet can flush again.
A working toilet is one of life’s essentials, so attending to a faulty toilet as soon as possible is important for both your convenience and your family’s health.
If you’ve tried the tips above, and you still have trouble flushing, or if you don’t feel comfortable trying to fix it yourself, please give us a call on 0404 023 023. One of our experienced and professional plumbers will be able to quickly diagnose and fix whatever is causing your flushing troubles so that you can get back to using your toilet without any problems.