Home Improvement Tips & Advice Provided by the Home Service Doctors

Do I Need Plumbing Service? – What to do When The Toilet Won’t Flush

If you’re a Fairfax homeowner interested in protecting your investment, it’s advisable to know a plumber in Fairfax who can help you solve any minor or major plumbing service issues. And that’s where the Plumberologist team can be an invaluable partner. We’re dedicated to assisting our residential customers in every way possible, from giving advice to performing repairs, so that you can enjoy your summer in Virginia, rather than worrying about annoying home plumbing issues.

Broken Toilets Are a Common Problem

If your toilet won’t flush, it’s an unpleasant and unhygienic situation that you need to deal with as soon as possible. There are a number of reasons for this problem:

  • The drain is clogged. In the worst and most unpleasant case, the drain is clogged. Flushing the toilet will only add more toilet to the bowl and eventually cause it to overflow. Fortunately, a couple of good pumps with a plunger is usually enough to resolve this issue.
  • There’s not enough water in the tank. If the water level in the tank is too low, the toilet won’t flush properly. Check to see if the water valve is turned on—this usually fixes the problem.
  • The flapper is broken. If the flapper that seals off the tube to the bowl is broken or worn, water will keep trickling into the bowl, resulting in not enough water in the tank to flush. In most cases, this issue can be resolved by replacing the flapper with a new one from the hardware store.

When to Call Our Plumber In Fairfax

Of course, there can be other problems with your toilet, but those are best left to a toilet repair professional. For example, if you have a drain blockage that doesn’t resolve with a plunger, it can indicate a problem in the plumbing or even as far as the sewer. Or if the mechanism inside the tank is completely corroded, you’ll need it replaced. In cases like these, don’t go it alone: call the Plumberologist!

Home Service Doctors have the expertise and equipment to quickly and non-invasively pinpoint the problem and repair it in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Call us today to schedule expert toilet repair and plumbing service!