Did you ever flush your toilet in the morning, and it worked as it should? Then, a few hours later, the toilet would not function again? You’re confused because your toilet keeps running and the handle is jiggling. This happens more often than you might think and may have a variety of reasons.

Toilet Tank Flapper

Your flapper is the best place to start if your toilet doesn’t flush every time it flushes. The flappers in your toilet tank control water from entering the bowl. They open when you flush your toilet to let water in the bowl. They then close and seal the opening to stop the toilet running constantly. They can crack or wear down over time for many reasons.

This is when the seal around the opening becomes loose and water runs into the bowl, but doesn’t fill up the tank. This makes the toilet unable to flush. It is easy to replace a worn out flapper. A new stopper can be purchased at any hardware store

Toilet Water Supply Line/Fill Valve

A clogged fill can also cause problems with your toilet’s flushing. The fill valve is responsible for filling the toilet tank with water after the flapper has released it into the bowl. The fill valve can become clogged over time due to debris or hard water. It becomes more difficult to fill the tank with water when the fill valve is blocked. This also causes it to move slower.

You can fix a clogged filled valve on your own. However, you will need to view some instructional videos. If you are unsure about how to fix it, call a professional.

These are some tutorials that you can use in order to fix a blocked fill valve.

  • Fill the Toilet Valve with a Slow Filling Toilet
  • Too Slow to Fill the Toilet – Quick and Simple Fix

How to tell if you have a bigger problem

Some issues that can affect your toilet flushing may be more difficult to fix than an old flapper, or clogged filler. These issues can be fixed by calling a Long Beach Plumber.

Water pressure

Toilets must have sufficient water pressure to flush efficiently and quickly. You may be experiencing a slow flush despite checking your flapper or filler valve. Sometimes the problem can be fixed within the tank, but sometimes it is a problem within your pipes that will require a plumber to fix.

Slow Flush/Incomplete

A slow or incomplete flush could indicate a problem with your flapper. However, if that’s the case, there may be a larger problem. You could have a blockage in the rim holes or in the pipes. If these simple fixes don’t work, you should call a plumber.

Toilet Backup

A backed-up toilet can indicate a serious problem and should be addressed by a plumber. A professional Long Beach Plumber will be able to determine the cause of your toilet backing up .