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Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush!

finger pushing button and flushing toiletEveryone’s first thought when they hear this is likely going to be about a clog. Grab the plunger and get to work! However, clogs are only one of many reasons a toilet may fail to flush. Today we are going to look at a few more reasons why our favorite plumbing fixture could experience difficulty.

Three More Toilet Malfunctions

Low Water Levels: There may just not be enough water in the toilet tank to properly propel the waste down the toilet. This issue could then lead to a clog, but simply unclogging the toilet will not alleviate this issue. Check the water valve, it may have been accidentally turn off. After reactivating, monitor the water levels to see if they return to normal.

Damaged Flapper: Inside the toilet tank there is a plastic flapper which clogs the pipe leading from the tank to the bowl below. Flushing the toilet lifts this flapper to allow the water to enter the bowl and expunge the waste. If the flapper is bent or warped it will not create a proper seal inside the tank and thus will not retain enough water for a proper flush.

Damaged Lift Chain: The lever used to flush is connected to a chain inside the toilet tank. When pulled, this chain lifts the flapper mentioned above. If this chain is damaged or broken, it will not life the flapper and release the water for a proper flush.

A to Z’s Emergency Repair

If you encounter any capacity of toilet trouble, call the licensed plumbers at A to Z Statewide Plumbing. We offer around the clock emergency repair with no extra charge for nights, weekends, or holidays. From clogged drains and burst pipes to damaged toilets and backflow testing, the A to Z’s plumbers are ready to tackle your entire water system!

Aaron Atkins

When not focused on supplying your home or business with helpful tips and suggestions and the highest level of plumbing, sewer, and drainage needs, Aaron likes to stay on the cutting edge of the automotive, marketing, motorcycle, and technology fields. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and three children. He is a self-proclaimed social media wiz, an avid runner, and prefers to stay highly caffeinated at all points in time.