3 Reasons Why Toilets Flush Slowly or Partly

One of the first signs of trouble, is when your toilet flushes slowly. Expert plumbers from Anta Plumbing warn that ignoring this first sign of toilet trouble is a bad idea. If you don't respond to this problem soon, you can end up with a nasty flood.

There are 3 main reasons why toilets suddenly start flushing slowly:

Partial Clogs

If your toilet is completely clogged, it will probably overflow. If some of the water is flushed from the toilet and runs into a blockage, it will back right back up into the bathroom.

Partial clogs allow some water to travel through, leaving some behind. Water will empty out of the bowl slowly. Now this might seem like a less severe issue than a complete blockage, but at some point, a partial clog will become a full clog, and it will overflow. Rather deal with it promptly!

Plumbing Leak

A plumbing system leak can reduce the water pressure going into the toilet from the supply faucet. This will inhibit the toilet's flushing ability. Your septic system will also suffer from the effects of lowered water pressure. The most pressing problem is the slow flush due to lowered water pressure, but a bigger problem is the fact that contaminated water could be collecting somewhere on your property, posing serious health risks.

Damaged Toilet

Most people overlook the fact that the toilet may be damage, resulting in slow-flushing. The internal elements of a toilet only last for an extended period of time before it becomes worn out or damaged, and needs to be replaced. One of the main parts that, when damaged, results in slow flushing, is the chain, however, it can also be caused by other working parts. If several parts are damaged, you may need to have the entire toilet replaced. It is not safe to hold on to a damaged toilet, as it could pose several risks.

What to Do If Your Toilet Flushes Slowly

Slow flushing toilets can be a real pain to deal with, and it's not advisable that you deal with it yourself. However, these are the best methods for dealing with the situation:

1. Call a professional City of Toronto licenced plumber.
2. Call a plumbing expert who has plenty experience and a fantastic reputation.
3. Call a trusted plumber who is trusted amongst your neighborhood.

When it comes to serious plumbing issues, such as repairing or replacing a slow-flushing toilet, you should not mess around with DIY plumbing hacks. Rather get hold of a professional plumber. When you call Anta Plumbing, you will find that we fulfill all the criteria you might be looking for in a professional plumber. We employ City of Toronto licenced plumbers with skills and experience. We have operated in the greater Toronto area for many years, and are well-known and trusted by you - our friend and neighbor.

Please don't delay if your toilet is flushing slowly. When one part is broken, other parts have to compensate, which places more strain on the system, increasing the likelihood of complete toilet failure.

Written by Tanya Klien

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