One of the most inconvenient things that can happen is to flush your toilet and realize you are unable to do so. Is there a blockage? Is there anything wrong with part of your toilet? If this happens, you may be frightened, but there’s no need to get worked up or contact a plumber immediately. Fortunately, this issue is very typical, and our professional plumbers at Lancaster Plumbing & Drain have supplied the following pointers to assist you in diagnosing and resolving the situation! 

Is Your Household Toilet Clogged? 

In most cases, a blocked toilet is to blame. Toilets were intended only to handle a certain amount of waste, so blockages are quite common. Clogs typically occur when large quantities of toilet paper or sanitary items are flushed and caught. Obstructions in toilets are readily apparent and simple to resolve. Using a plunger, you should be able to push the trapped items through. If the blockage is more persistent, you may require the assistance of a plumber and a toilet auger to remove it from your toilet. 

Has The Water In Your Toilet’s Tank Been Low Recently? 

Your toilet’s tank will not complete a successful flush if it lacks adequate water. This is due to the fact that your toilet needs 80% of its water capacity in order to achieve a thorough flush. Consequently, if there isn’t enough water in the toilet tank, the float ball might become misaligned and indicate that there isn’t enough water to clear. To determine whether or not this is the case, open your toilet tank’s lid and make sure the float ball is floating 1 to 2 inches below the fill valve and overflow tube. If it isn’t, adjust it until it does.    

Does Your Toilet Run For A Long Time After You Flush? 

If your toilet can make a full flush but continues to run after, you may have a problem with the flapper or fill valve. If this isn’t dealt with right away, you could be wasting water without realizing it, or you may have problems flushing it again in the future. When this happens, the issue is usually damage to your toilet’s flapper or mineral build-up in your fill valve. If either of these problems is causing your toilet to run constantly, you’ll need to contact your local plumbing contractor immediately. 

When Is It Time to Call Your Local Plumbing Contractor? 

There are a variety of reasons why your toilet might not be able to flush. However, most of the time, they are quite easy to repair! Other problems may necessitate the assistance of a professional plumber, such as those at Lancaster Plumbing & Drain. Our trained experts are available 24/7 and ready to help you whenever you need it most, regardless of when the problem occurs or how severe it gets! Call us today at (740) 796-8998, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!