February 25, 2022
 | By 
Jet Plumbers

Everybody knows that when their toilet will not flush, they have a problem. That is not tough to work out. Likewise with a totally clogged bathroom. It is obvious. Unfortunately, there are issues that are less obvious. Sometimes, for instance, your toilet just doesn't work very nicely. Maybe it still flushes, but the flush is feeble or too short. Maybe you have to flush it multiple times to get it to work completely.

Regardless of the problem, it is not in your head. If your bathroom doesn't seem like it's working properly, then it probably is not. Don't wait for it to get any worse; act today. Here are 3 reasons why your bathroom may not be working correctly, and what you can do about them.

There is not enough water in the tank

How it Makes a weak flush

If you flush your toilet, you are really letting water from the tank into the bowl. Releasing a lot of water to the bowl quickly generates the suction required to flush the toilet. When the tank doesn't contain enough water, then it doesn't release as much water as it ought to when flushed. You'll observe a poorer flush, or water can enter your toilet bowl without opening a flush in any way.

How you can fix it

Most toilet manufacturers leave a mark within the toilet tank to indicate just how much water it ought to store. Find this mark inside the tank and be sure that the water level rises to it after every flush. If you can not locate a producer's mark, then make sure water climbs to approximately inch underneath the tank overflow tube. If the water in your tank does not rise to the mark, you have to fix it.

Different toilets use different elements to set the tank's water level. Most bathrooms use either a float of some type or a water consumption assembly. Most floats are small, round balls connected directly to the valve. The valve stops filling the tank when the water touches the float. To raise the water level, all you've got to do is manually bend the float arm upward. In case you've got an intake meeting, look for a metal clip on the assembly itself. Move up this clip to adjust the water level.

Something's wrong with the flapper or lift chain

How it creates a weak flush

The flapper is the rubberized cup-shaped fixture located at the bottom of the toilet tank. It covers up a drain leading from the tank into the bowl. The lift chain attaches to the peak of the flapper at one side and a long metal arm at the other. This metallic arm attaches to the handle of your toilet. When you pull the handle, the metallic arm rises, bringing the string with it. The series, then, lifts the flapper.

If you flush your toilet, you are lifting the flapper and allowing the tank's water to put in the bowl. The series determines how high the flapper rises and (in older versions ) how long it stays open. If the flapper is damaged or loose, it could leak water into the bowl constantly. If the chain detached from the flapper or has too much idle, the flapper may not open correctly. If either the flapper or chain are not working correctly, they could create all kinds of issues --such as your weak flush.

Ways to fix it

Ordinarily, as soon as a flapper isn't working properly, the best thing to do is replace it. The flapper-chain mechanism isn't expensive, and it's simple to replace. First, eliminate the detached flapper. Switch off the water to the toilet and flush to remove all the water out of the tank. Then, unhook the flapper's chain from the metallic arm and remove the flapper. Take your old flapper with you when you buy a new one, so you can reference its size.

Your new flapper assembly should include instructions for its installation. Not all flappers operate exactly the same, so make sure you follow those instructions. When the flapper's set up, it ought to be snug. Test to make sure it's not open by putting a little water into the tank. Attach the elevator chain so that it is relaxed, with a tiny bit of slack. It shouldn't be too taut or too loose. Examine the flapper several times before turning the water back on.

It's clogged

How it Makes a weak flush

The most obvious culprit to your weak flush is the most frequent. Often, waste and other debris can form"partial" clogs in toilet pipes with time. These clogs aren't enough to prevent water flow completely, but they can slow down it.

Think of those tight clogs in your pipes like obstacles for your flush to push beyond. The tougher the flush needs to work to push beyond the clog, the strength it has. When partial clogs substantially hinder your flushing, then you might get an unfinished flush. Sometimes, you might even detect some water return throughout the drain after the flush.

Ways to Repair It

Aah, our specialty. As you have probably figured, you need to begin with plunging your bathroom. Use a flange plunger to dip your toilet for 10 to 15 minutes. After you dip, consider flushing the toilet again and observing for advancement. Repeat the stirring two to 3 times if necessary, but be careful not to plunge too hard. If you're still having your problem after three plunging efforts, then it is time to try something else.

Partial clogs can be particularly stubborn, particularly if they're caked onto pipe walls or whenever they are the product of rust. Consider turning off the toilet's water, flushing it, and then adding hot (not boiling) water to the bowl. Let the water sit for several minutes, then flush it. If that does not work, either, you should look at snaking the bathroom. Additionally, it is possible that the clog could be deeper in the pipes, near the sewer line. If that's the case, it's ideal to get professional help.

Whatever the issue preventing your flush, remember that you don't have to find it out on your own. No matter where the issue is, Jet Plumbers Arvada Co has noticed it fixed it before. Seriously, no matter what the problem is.

If you are at your wit's end, you may always call Jet Plumbers Arvada Co to restore your toilet's flushing power. We'll make sure everything ends up just where it needs to be, every time. Plus, we'll smell great doing it!