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Do You Have to Wait an Eternity for Your Toilet to Flush? It May Be a Bigger Problem!

Why Your Toilet is Flushing Too Slowly

Toilets that do not function properly are not only annoying, but can be unhygienic, as well. To unravel the mystery of the slow-flushing toilet, one must briefly familiarize his self with a toilet and how it works. Also, becoming familiar with parts that compose the toilet is important.

Finding out what is causing the flushing problem and what one can do to resolve the problem are both equally important; fixing a toilet without knowing why may cause homeowners and renters doing repairs to leave out certain steps, or not fix the toilet correctly.

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Water is what flushes excrement out of the toilet bowl, so having enough water in the toilet is important. Some toilets require a higher water level than others.

Asking the manufacturer of your toilet how high the water level should be is one way to find out, or reading the toilet's instruction manual (if it is still around and has not been thrown away or lost).

Malfunctioning Flapper

The flapper is a rubber piece located at the bottom of the tank that separates the bowl and the tank. The handle is connected to the flapper by a metal chain. When one pushes down on the handle, the flapper is moved out of the way, so the water can flow from the tank into the bowl.

Calling the manufacturer to find out exactly how much slack the chain is allowed would be the best thing to do, but a general rule of thumb is that, generally, toilets should have between 1/4 to 1/2 inches of slack.

Clogged Toilet

A toilet does not necessarily have to have a visible blockage to be clogged; some toilets can be clogged in the bend (the area the connects the toilet bowl to the plumbing). A good way to find out if a toilet is clogged or not is rather simple. First, get an empty gallon jug and fill it full of water. Next, pour it in the toilet bowl. After that, flush the toilet. The toilet should flush easily, without any problems. If the toilet takes too long to flush or does not flush rapidly, the toilet may be clogged. Plunging the toilet is a good place to start.

Your Trinity toilet issues can be a nuisance. Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 today, and get your toilet working!