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3 Potential Causes of a Slow-Flushing Toilet

There are a myriad number of reasons why a
toilet maybe flushing slowly. With this kind of plumbing, however, being wary of how things are supposed
to function will help in diagnosing and fixing problems.

Furthermore, having the knowhow to identify such problems will place one
on the right lane to establishing the right solution. A slow-flushing
toilet implies that one of the following most common causes maybe causing
the problem.

Low Water Level in the Reservoir.

When a toilet is flushing inefficiently, the first thing to look at is
the toilet tank. Low level of water in the tank could be the cause of
the problem. Conventionally, the level of water in the toilet reservoir
should be half an inch below the vertical tube forming part of the flush valve.

The reservoir tank should refill up to this level any time you flush. Low
water levels means that the pressure building up in the tank is not high
enough to force the gush out of the tank at high pressure. Slow water
gushes eventually cause slow-flushing. To fix low water levels, a ball
clock and a fill valve can be utilized.

Accumulation of Sediments.

If the water level in the toilet tank is okay, it means the cause of the
slow-flushing problem is a secondary cause. The suspect at this point
should be inlet that empties the reservoir to the bowl. Over time, especially
if there is consistent use of hard water, deposits accumulate in the channel
conveying water to the bowl.

It, therefore, interferes with the flow of water to the reducing the power
of the gush and eventually a slow inefficient flush. In addition, mineral
deposits may occur in the tank making the float to shut down prematurely.
Usually, simple cleaning or replacing of parts solves the slow-flushing
problem associated with this cause.

Water Blockages

The slow-flushing problem maybe also caused by hindrance of smooth flow
of water from the bowl. If after flushing, the level of the water in the
toilet bowl rises as if to overflow and some of the contents are not flushed
down, it means there is a blockage in the outlet making it hard for smooth
water flow.

Such blockages can be caused when items that are hard to dissociate are
inadvertently flushed down. To dislodge such blockages a cable maybe used.

Your Ruston toilet issues can be a nuisance. Call Mark Johnson Plumbing at (318) 257-6167
today, and get your toilet working!