Why Isn’t My Toilet Flushing? 

Aug 5, 2022 | Dayton, Helpful Plumbing Tips, How to, Narrow Path, OH, Ohio, Plumbing, Toilets

There are many cases in which a toilet flush is interrupted, and one of the most inconvenient things to experience is when you try to empty your toilet but are unable. Is there something obstructing it? Is anything wrong with part of your toilet? If this occurs, you could be scared, but there’s no need to panic or call a plumber right away. Fortunately, this problem is very typical, and our expert plumbers at Narrow Path Plumbing & Drain have offered the following advice to assist you in diagnosing and resolving it! 

Do You Have A Toilet That Is Clogged? 

In most situations, a clogged toilet is to blame. Toilets were designed only to handle a set amount of waste; thus, blockages are pretty typical. Blockages generally occur after tons of toilet paper or sanitary goods are flushed and collected in one go. Obstructions in toilets are readily apparent and easy to repair. You should be able to push the trapped items through using a plunger. If the block continues, you may need to get a plumber out to your home with a toilet auger to remove the clog from your toilet. 

Has The Water In Your Tank Been Low Lately? 

If your toilet’s tank is not filled with enough water, it will not complete a successful flush. This is due to the fact that 80% of your toilet’s water capacity is required for a complete flush. If there isn’t enough water in the toilet tank, the float ball may become misaligned and show that there isn’t enough water to clean. Open your toilet tank’s lid and make sure the float ball is floating 1 to 2 inches below the fill valve and overflow tube to see whether this is the case. If it isn’t, correct the position of the float ball until it does. 

Does Your Toilet Run For Some Time After You Flush? 

If your toilet makes a full flush but keeps running after, there’s a good chance you have an issue with the flapper or fill valve. You could be wasting water without knowing it if this isn’t fixed immediately, or you may have problems flushing it again in the future. The most typical reason your toilet flapper doesn’t shut completely is because it’s damaged. If this is the case, the problem is typically wear-and-tear on your toilet’s flapper or mineral buildup in its fill valve. You’ll need to call your local plumbing contractor as soon as possible if either of these issues causes your toilet to run all the time. 

When Is It Time to Request a Visit From Your Local Plumbing Contractor? 

There are a number of reasons why your toilet may not be flushing correctly. However, the majority of the time, they are very simple to mend! Other issues may demand the service of a proficient plumber, such as those at Narrow Path Plumbing & Drain. Our qualified experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and ready to assist you at any time, regardless of when the trouble occurs or how severe it becomes! Call us today at (937) 623-2619, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!     

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Jennifer Newsome
Jennifer Newsome
01/11/2021
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We had a leak in our basement on a Sunday evening and Narrow Path Plumbing sent out Terry ASAP! He quickly found the leak, repaired it, checked all faucets to ensure good pressure. He cleaned everything up and it was like he was never even here. I appreciate this company sending out someone late on a Sunday and also doing such a great, fast and professional job!! Great job Narrow Path Plumbing!!
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Mad MO
22/10/2021
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Vicki Singer
Vicki Singer
05/10/2021
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Mike & Terry remodeled 2 of my bathrooms along with the drywall finisher and did a beautiful job. Had multiple leaky shut off valves replaced & a kitchen faucet replaced. Had lines run so I could move my laundry up out of my basement & poor Mike had to run wiring through my attic on a 90 degree day. I was so worried he would have a heat stroke but he never complained once. Also had a whole house filter replaced & a valve replaced on my hot water tank by another plumber whose name I can't remember but they all were polite and did professional work.
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Michael Brice Keller
10/09/2021
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The whole team was great. Joe, Glenn, Justin, Mike and Terry. Thanks for an awesome new bathroom addition
David Brown
David Brown
09/09/2021
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Josh S cleaned a tankless hot water system, repaired two toilets, and unclogged a drain in a little over an hour. He was professional, listened carefully, and was very personable. We have never had a bad experience with Narrow Path, and we highly recommend them.
Patricia Mullins
Patricia Mullins
03/09/2021
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Toilet leaking from the tank. Not good 😪. Enter Tom and Drey. I love these guys. New toilet replaced and new shut off valve. Everything is perfect now. These guys are a 10 star team. Polite, professional, clean and neat. Same day service at a reasonable price. Can't beat them. Highly recommend. Give these boys a bonus!!