Toilets are the last thing that we think about when they are doing their job. But when they stop it is a major problem. Your toilet draining slowly can be one of these problems.
- Partial Blockage: Something is stuck in the pipe.
- Use a good plunger and make sure that you do not push any air into the pipe.
- Low Water Level: Caused by low water pressure, malfunctioning trip assembly, or maladjusted fill valves.
- Easily fixed by a professional plumber.
- Toilet Flapper: The toilet flapper has become disconnected or worn out from use.
- Reconnect the flapper or replace if worn out.
- Chain: The chain is too long and stuck on another part in the tank.
- Adjust the length by moving the chain into a different hole.
- Mineral Build-Up: Jet holes below the toilet rim have too much mineral build-up.
- Spray the build-up with distilled white vinegar and scrub with a brush.
- Wax Ring: The wax ring under the toilet is not sealing properly.
- Replace the wax ring.
- Roots in the Mainline: Roots looking for water find their way into the pipe through a crack or a leak.
- Have a camera inspection done to find the extent of the damage, then have a professional plumber clear the line.