You hit the handle like you’ve done so many times before and – nothing. The toilet won’t flush. Now what? You fiddle with the handle hoping to get a different response. Nothing…
At Stuart’s Plumbing, we know toilet repair is often frustrating and time-consuming. Luckily, we can help you troubleshoot a problem when you need toilet repair so it becomes less of a hassle. Here are four reasons why your toilet may not be working properly and you need to call us for toilet assistance:
- Broken Flapper – Inside the tank is a pump with a flapper that releases water when the toilet is flushed and seals the water intake hole when the water cycle is done. If the flapper becomes bent, warped, or broken, it can cause your toilet not to flush properly.
- Clogged Toilet – This may be the most obvious reason that you need toilet repair. If your own attempts to correct the problem just aren’t achieving results, its best to call in the professionals.
- Lift Chain Problems – The lift chain is attached to your toilet handle and is what sends the signal to the rest of your toilet pump that it’s time to flush. When the lift chain is broken or has too much slack, no matter how many times you hit the handle, your toilet won’t flush.
- Low Water Level – When you flush your toilet, water stored in the tank replaces the water in the bowl, flushing away any waste. When your tank doesn’t have enough water, there may not be enough pressure to flush your toilet. If you have to consistently add water to the tank, you need to call us at Stuart’s Plumbing for professional help.