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3 Reasons Your Toilet Might Not Be Flushing Properly

3 Reasons Your Toilet Might Not Be Flushing Properly

A faulty or completely broken toilet flush can be a worrisome problem, not to mention a huge inconvenience. You’re likely wondering what the cause it, especially if it isn’t visible or obvious, and how difficult – and how expensive – a solution will be. Aqua Rod South West Ltd are here to send your mind at ease. Keep reading to find out some of the most common reasons for a toilet failing to flush and how you can go about fixing the problem.

Your toilet water won’t stop running

If the water continues to run after flushing, you may face problems next time you flush. This is because the cistern won’t have a chance to fill up. Constantly running toilet water will also waste an unnecessary amount of water and increase your water bill significantly. If you find yourself faced with this problem, it may be due to your flapper seal being bent or cracked. You might need to replace the damaged flapper seal with a new, undamaged one, which is a relatively straightforward task.

Your tank’s water level is too low

If there isn’t enough water in the cistern, then there won’t be enough water available to properly flush your toilet. The water level should sit about an inch below the top of the cistern – if it is lower, you’ll need to raise the water level. You may just be able to twist the flush valve to allow in more water, or there might be a more complex issue – in this case, call in a drainage expert.

Your faulty flush could also be due to the ball valve being incorrectly adjusted and causing it to sink too low. If this is the case, you simply need to move it back into its original position and your problem should be solved.

There is a problem with your pipework

If there don’t seem to be any visible problems with your toilet, the faulty flush may be caused by an issue with the pipework which carries your waste to the sewer or your septic tank. It is likely that other drains in your home will also experience problems if this is the cause.

Your pipework can become clogged with all sorts of things, from toilet paper and cooking fats to tree roots and leaves. Unfortunately, drain blockages can lead to a number of serious problems and are often a lot harder to fix yourself, so it’s probable that you’ll need to enlist the help of a drainage expert. A drainage company like Aqua Rod South West Ltd will offer emergency drain clearance services, so don’t hesitate to contact them for help – drainage system issues can be very urgent, after all!

Are you looking for drain specialists in Cornwall and Devon? Here at Aqua Rod South West Ltd, we have over 20 years of experience in the industry, so we’re well-equipped to help you get to the bottom of your drainage problems. Whether you need a CCTV survey, emergency drain clearance, or drain maintenance, we’re here to help. Contact us today for more information.

Published by: David Parkes on: March 22nd 2022