It has all happened to us: the occasional toilet that is slow to fill for some reason. For some, it’s a constant issue. How do you know it isn’t filling up properly? An average toilet usually takes about three minutes to fill the tank . That being said, your water pressure will also have a lot to do with it, but a plumber can easily inspect it. The water problem, in this case, may stem from a few problems that can either be a quick fix or require a plumber to make a repair. Check this troublesome household maintenance task off your list once and for all and find out three of the reasons why your toilet could be doing this to proceed to the next step.
Clogged Drain/Fill lines
A clogged drain or fill lines will cause your toilet to slowly fill and will also affect the way it flushes down. Since hard water is prone to building up, a plunger may sometimes do the trick. In other cases, homeowners may choose to pour down solutions to try and clear out any debris. You will need to check the flush valves to make sure they are working properly. You will also want to check if the filler neck needs to be replaced, especially if it’s old, and adjust it accordingly. Drain repairs made by professional plumbers can assist you in looking at these issues. As always, remember that any feminine products or baby wipes including toilet paper should not be flushed down the toilet. This will cause the valve to slow down and create a blockage.
Low Water Level In Tank
A steady and consistent water flow is important to prevent your toilet from taking longer to fill. As previously mentioned, the water pressure also plays a factor in how well it fills up the tank. If your water source comes from a well, it is prone to accumulate more gunk. The level of the water tank should be half an inch below the overflow tube. The toilet float located in the tank may need to be adjusted well since the fill valve is connected to the water supply line.
Accommodating Flapper Lift Chain
While there are many components to a toilet tank, the flapper is easy to locate. It should be able to lift vertically when you flush, so if it is not, it is a good reason why the toilet is taking so long to fill. For accurate repair on measurements, hiring a plumber will make it easier since it can take a few tries to get the lift chain to the correct length.
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