December 19, 2016
Slow-draining or running toilets in your home can be disastrous because they use up a lot of water, causing inflated bills. You may notice a problem with the toilet from the constant dripping of water after flushing, which can be frustrating especially when it goes on all day.
One way to detect a draining problem is to pour a bucket full of water and see how it acts. If the draining process takes longer than usual, makes gurgling sounds, or leaves material behind, then there is something wrong. When dealing with such a significant draining problem, you have to get drain cleaners for a thorough servicing. An Edmonton homeowner should learn the potential causes of such behavior to get help in good time.
A toilet that won't drain or takes too long may be due to blockage in the vents that lead to the main sewer line. If debris is stuck in some parts of the vent, waste removal becomes a problem for the whole system. A clogged vent can also lead to low toilet water levels.
Vents allow air down the system, which pushes the water through the drain pipes, so when they don't work right, it causes a vacuum to form when water is passing through the pipes, and this pulls the liquid from the toilet bowl. If the installation of the vents is not up to standard, this too will interfere with the flow of waste from the toilet.
Cracks in the venting can be another reason for your toilet to experience this problem. Edmonton plumbing companies offer vent cleaning and installation services that are effective in such instances.
Clogged Toilet Holes
The problem could also be with the toilet itself. If the pores under the toilet rim are clogged, they won't allow water in properly, and that will lead to a running fixture. These holes can clog due to the deposit of minerals under the toilet rim over a prolonged period, which may be a frequent issue if you live in a home with a hard water supply. You can get drain cleaners to take care of such a toilet.
A toilet that won't stop running may have faults with some of the components such as the flapper, pump, overflow tube, or float. A broken part may prevent the tank from filling to the recommended level, causing the toilet to keep dripping water.
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