3 Potential Causes of a Slow-Flushing Toilet
There are a number of reasons that may be leading to slow flushing toilets in your home and if this is happening to you, you may want to call out a plumbing company to give you some assistance in taking care of the problem, but you should also be aware of the things that may be leading to this issue.
Here are a few things to look for, which may ultimately be causing the toilets in your home to be flushing slower than they should.
Clogs and Deposits
There are a ton of pipes that connect and run the toilets in your home and they will absolutely develop clogs at some point. Although you may not have flushed anything down the toilet that you should not have, buildup will occur from calcium and different minerals that are in the water in your pipes, often time’s causing a slight blockage.
Mineral deposits are something that are going to develop regardless of how well you take care of your piping system, unless you have them cleaned and take preventative action in the future to prevent buildup. However, a lot of the time when pipes are clogged, it is a combination of various materials and mineral buildup, which can easily be cleared out by a qualified plumber.
Partially Filled Tank
If your tank is not filled to the proper height, your toilets are inevitably going to run slow, but the good thing is that this is an easy remedy. This is the first thing that you should check, as the simple solution in this problem is to add water to the tank, which should take care of the problem.
However, sometimes when people add water to their tank it does not fix the problem entirely, which could point to other potential problems in your system, which need to also be addressed.
Often time’s the vent a toilet will get blocked, which will only give you about half the power that is needed to flush a toilet. When this happens, you are not going to get the full amount of power that you would get in a regular flush, meaning you will have to flush the toilet several times, wasting a lot of water in the process.
This will definitely make your toilet run a lot flower than it should, but luckily is something that a plumber can without too much hassle.
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