Another happy customer Friday for My Plumber Plymouth, Customer had a toilet flush not working.
Not being able to flush the toilet in the morning will not just ruin your day but probably your whole week. The sooner you deal with the issue, the better. If you don’t believe you can handle this job on your own, you can always hire a professional. Licensed plumbers like My Plumber Plymouth.
The low water level in the tank. This is one of the main reasons for a non-functional flush. Make sure that the water level is a minimum of 3 centimeters beneath the overflow tube of the tank. Check how low the water level is and if the valve is off, please turn it on. Flush the toilet once the water level is optimum.
Lift the chain, if there is one. Check it for excessive stretch. If there is, the flapper will not rise and won’t gather sufficient water in the bowl. Thus, there will not be a full flush. To fix this, remove the chain and re-hook it to the hole that is located near the flush lever.
Wared or bent flapper. Inspect the rubber flapper – the part intended to control the flush mechanism. If no water pours into the bowl after pushing the handle, it’s because the flapper is not rightly seated. Simply re-seat the flapper and the tank should fill up. If the flapper is in bad condition, replace it. Turn off the tank while changing to a new one and flush again to check whether it’s working.
Cleaning to unclog. Simple cleaning is also important if the flushing mechanism has stopped. You can use drain cleaner or muriatic acid, let it settle for a few minutes, use a brush, and pour a gallon of hot water. If the water goes down, it means the flush is working again.
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