Unfortunately, a toilet that won’t flush is an enormous pain, and the first thing you think to try is to call the plumber. Fortunately, there’s usually a simple solution to it, and you probably won’t need your local plumber to assist. In this article, our team of skilled plumbers at Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain can help you troubleshoot why your toilet isn’t flushing, as well as how to repair it. 

Does Your Toilet’s Lift Chain Have Too Much Slack? 

You can usually tell if the lift chain on your toilet has moved from its hook if you experience little to no resistance when pushing down on it. If this happens in your toilet, there’s a simple solution! If the chain is too long, trim it to half an inch of slack. Place the chain back on the hook after cutting it to the proper length; it’s as good as new once again! 

Do You Have a Clogged Toilet? 

The most frequent reason toilets won’t flush is because they are clogged. Backups and blockages can happen at any time, often as a result of flushing more toilet paper or disposing of items that shouldn’t be flushed, such as paper towels and feminine hygiene products. It’s simple to recognize a backed-up toilet. If you flush your toilet and only the levels of water rise, your toilet is most likely blocked. To unclog it or clean it out, use your plunger or a toilet brush.    

Is Your Toilet’s Water Levels Lower than Normal? 

Your toilet’s tank must empty at least 80% of its total capacity in order for it to flush correctly. However, if your toilet’s tank is filled with little or no water, it won’t be able to properly discharge. If the water level isn’t naturally increasing, you might need to check your fill valve and overflow tube for cracks. Locate and inspect your plumbing equipment first by lifting the lid of your toilet’s tank. If there are any cracks in your overflow tube or damage to your fill valve, get in touch with your local plumber right away to repair the problem before it gets worse. 

When Is It Time to Get In Touch With The Experts? 

Finally, your home’s toilets are important pieces of equipment, so keeping them in order and ensuring that they are functioning correctly is a top priority! After investigating all of the reasons why your toilet may not be flushing, and you’re still having trouble, it’s time to call Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain. We’re the ones to call if you want all of your top plumbing services performed at a fair price that doesn’t compare to competitors! Give us a call today at (937) 240-0169, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!