Does your toilet take forever to flush? 

Slow-flushing toilets are a common problem, and many people simply ignore them since, after all, their toilet still flushes. However, a slow flushing toilet may just seem frustrating now, but it could develop into a bigger problem in the future. But before you can fix your toilet, you have to understand what the problem is. That’s why our Granite City plumber has come up with this list of the top 3 possible reasons why your toilet is flushing slowly:

#1. You may have a partial clog. 

While a complete clog will lead to an overflow, if you have a partial clog, you still may be able to flush, it just may take a bit longer. If you have a partial clog, it’s important to address it as soon as possible. Eventually, the partial clog will lead to a complete clog, and then you will have to deal with an overflowing toilet.

#2. You may have a leak in your plumbing system. 

If you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, it can drastically lower your water pressure. Low water pressure will be most evident in the water coming out of your faucets, but it can also cause your toilet to flush slowly. Check out our previous blog to learn how to detect a plumbing leak in your home.

#3. You may have a toilet that is damaged and needs to be replaced. 

The bottom line is, toilets don’t last forever. Your toilet’s internal parts all need to be replaced eventually, and that is true for your toilet’s other components as well. If your toilet is the problem, you may need to replace it.

Need help figuring out why your toilet takes so long to flush? Contact our Granite City plumber today!