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3 Reasons Your Toilet Won’t Flush

It’s one of the most frustrating in-home plumbing hassles and it’s a problem that everyone has dealt with—a toilet that won’t flush. If your toilet won’t flush and you can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong, don’t panic. Check and make sure that these three common toilet troubles aren’t preventing yours from flushing.

  • The toilet’s clogged. Probably the most obvious answer and the most often-seen issue with toilets, a clog will prevent your toilet from flushing or may even cause the water to overflow. Use a flange plunger and try to clear the blockage. If you can’t unclog the toilet yourself or you’re seeing frequent clogs, you may want to consult with a company that provides drain cleaning in Collegeville, PA.
  • Your flapper is warped. Your toilet’s flapper is a rubber flap that controls the flow of water when you flush. When you press down on your toilet’s handle, you actually raise the flapper, which allows water to flow in. Over time, the flow of moving water can cause your flapper to warp and change shape, making it impossible to release water. Open your toilet bowl and look for your flapper. If it looks broken or damaged, contact a professional plumbing company to replace it.
  • Your overflow tube has a crack. Your overflow tube is the portion of your toilet tank that helps empty water directly into your toilet tank. If the overflow tube becomes cracked or damaged, it’s normal for water and waste to get stuck in the bowl or for the toilet to flush once and not refill. If you believe that your overflow tube is damaged, give Drainmen Plumbing a call and we’ll get it switched out.

From overflow tube replacement to water heater repair in Collegeville, PA, Drainmen Plumbing provides the scheduled and emergency services that home and business owners need to keep their properties running smoothly. Give our team a call today at 484-366-9362 for a free estimate!