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3 Potential Causes of a Slow-Flushing Toilet

3 Potential Causes of a Slow-Flushing Toilet

When you flush the toilet in your home, the waste and water should easily disappear after the first flush. If you see the toilet flushing slowly, it is an indication of a more serious issue that should be addressed today.

The longer you allow this to continue, the more water you are paying for and wasting on a daily basis. Here are 3 potential causes of a slow-flushing toilet and the easy ways in which you can take care of the issue.

1. Do You Have an Inlet Problem?

The toilet in your Temecula home needs to be properly vented to allow the flow of water down the toilet and out of the house. When the vent is clogged or damaged, this can impede that flow of water dramatically, and result in the slow-flushing toilet.

Inspect the pipe vent on your roof if you can to see if it may have been damaged from a storm or if an animal is using it for a home. If after inspection you notice an issue, call in a professional who can address the issue with the right tools to make certain the water is flowing properly again.

2. You May Have an Outdated Toilet

If your toilet is a decade old, it is not making use of all the latest technological advances that have happened in plumbing. New toilets require less water to do the same work, and run much more efficiently every time they are flushed.

In addition, the older toilets have older moving parts, and these parts can break down more easily as they age. Call in your local plumber to check the toilet and give you an estimate on installing a new toilet for you. This will save you money on a costly repair and reduce your water consumption each month too.

3. The Trouble of a Pipe Clog

Each day someone in the house is putting something in the toilet that should not be there. These items range from dental floss, food, condoms, tampons, and even paper towels. When these items go down the pipe, they get hung up in the tight turns or imperfections of the interior of the pipe.

One piece attracts another until a serious clog forms. This will slow the flow of the toilet water and cause problems in time. Now is the time to have the pipe interior pressure washed to break free all those items stuck to the sides of the pipe further down the line.

Your Temecula, CA toilet issues can be a nuisance. Call 24-7 Plumbing & Drain Cleaning at (951) 338-9844 today, and let's get your toilet back to its flushing state!

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