A weak flushing toilet is quite an annoyance for homeowners and one that often leads to frequent clogs. Clogged toilets are not only disruptive but are also a health hazard to you and your family. Additionally, clogs are a big waste of water (Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons of water with every flush!) Luckily, there are many steps you can take to resolve a weak flushing toilet and avoid future clogs.
Possible causes for a weak flushing toilet may include:
• A long flapper chain – The flapper, also known as the flush valve seal, is the plug that puts pressure on the drain hole at the bottom of the tank to hold water in until the next time the toilet is flushed. If the chain connected to the flapper is too long, an inadequate amount of water will fill the bowl. Adjusting the chain will allow the flapper to remain open for a longer period of time, allowing more water to flow through and flush the system.
• Low water level in your water tank – If the water level in your tank is too low, you can carefully adjust the float per your manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure to use caution in doing so, as you could damage the float, leading to additional problems.
• Blockage due to mineral buildup – It is common for mineral deposits to build up in your toilet. Over time, these deposits can obstruct water from flowing into the toilet bowl. A toilet bowl cleaning solution will help dissolve any mineral buildup.
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