What to Do When Your Toilet Will Not Flush

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According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), 80 percent of new homes have two or more bathrooms.

But what happens when one of them goes out?

Is the toilet inside your Greensboro home giving you trouble? If nothing happens when you pull down on the toilet flapper and you can’t flush the toilet, you’ve got a problem.

In many instances, a simple fix might be the answer to a broken toilet. If not, call our Sutton Brothers experts. We can address any of your plumbing and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) concerns. We are here to help!

Possible Reasons Your Toilet Will Not Flush

There are several reasons why the toilet in your North Carolina home won’t flush properly:

  • Your toilet is clogged.
  • There isn’t enough water in your toilet tank.
  • A component inside your toilet tank is damaged.
  • The toilet flapper is broken.
  • There is an issue with the drain line.

How to Fix Your Toilet

Depending on the problem, you may be able to get your toilet flushing on your own:

  • Use a Plunger to Unclog Your Toilet
    If your toilet isn’t flushing because it is clogged, a plunger can help. Once you unclog your toilet, it should be able to work. If not, there are other fixes to consider.
  • Check Your Toilet Tank’s Water Level
    No clog in your toilet—but you still can’t get it to flush? The water level inside your toilet tank could be too low, preventing a successful flush. Try removing the toilet tank lid and adjusting your float. The float is the device that allows the water to fill the tank but prevents it from overflowing.
  • Inspect the Components Inside Your Toilet Tank
    If you remove the toilet tank lid and discover the toilet chain is broken or disconnected, you can manually flush the toilet by reaching into the tank and flipping the flapper. Afterward, you can relink or replace the chain.

    Maybe your toilet chain link works—or you don’t even have a chain link in your tank. Take a look at your entire toilet fill valve and flapper. If you suspect you need a complete replacement, it is best to turn to our professional Sutton Brothers plumbing experts—we can handle the job for you!
  • Consider Your Drain Line
    Are you concerned there is a clog in your drain line? Reach out to our Sutton Brothers professionals so we can unclog and clean it out. We will inspect your plumbing to ensure everything is working correctly, taking care of any broken components or leaks.
  • Contact Our Experts for Toilet Repair Service
    If you have been unsuccessful at fixing the problem with your toilet, the issue is complex,  or you would prefer to let our Sutton Brothers professionals handle it, go ahead and call us. We are happy to assist with any of your plumbing needs—big or small!

We Can Handle Your Plumbing Concerns

Save yourself the stress of trying to diagnose and resolve the issue with the toilet in your Greensboro, NC, home by yourself. Just turn to our Sutton Brothers professionals for any plumbing problems, and we will take care of it for you. Call us today at 336-390-3902 or request service online.

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