Toilet Not Flushing? That’s an Emergency!


When you hear the word plumbing, your toilet is probably one of if not the first thing you think of. We’re guessing that you don’t need us to explain why exactly a non-flushing toilet is such a huge problem. What we do want to stress is that, yes, a non-flushing toilet is a plumbing emergency. There may not be water shooting out of a pipe and flooding your bathroom, but you can’t really be expect to wait all weekend before having the problem resolved, can you?

There are a number of reasons as to why your toilet in Sarasota, FL may not be flushing. We’ll discuss a few of the more common causes below. Remember that, no matter what the cause of the problem, it is always in your best interest to have your toilet repaired by a trained professional.

Nothing Happens

When you depress the lever to flush your toilet, does absolutely nothing happen? Does the handle just bob up and down with no resistance? If this is the case, there’s a good chance that you won’t actually need to schedule toilet repairs. Take the lid off of the tank, and peek inside. It’s possible that the chain has slipped off of the handle, and that the apparatus is just unable to lift the flapper valve to flush the toilet. If this is the case, just grab the chain off the bottom of the tank and reconnect it to the handle.

It Won’t Flush Completely

When you depress the handle, does the toilet seem to start to flush, but fails to do so completely? There are many potential causes of this problem, and this is when the services of a professional really are necessary. You could have a problem with water not leaving the tank and entering the bowl fast enough. The holes under the lip of the bowl that let the water in may also be clogged up due to mineral deposits. The vent line could be clogged, there could be a deep obstruction in the waste line, and so on. Long story short, only a professional plumber like those here at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air can tell you for certain what’s gone wrong with your toilet. 

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