Why Is My Toilet Flushing So Slowly?

If you’re asking yourself this question, Why is my toilet flushing slowly? you may have a clog issue on your hands. General Plumbing decided we’d break down and explain what could be causing this and how to fix it. Our overall goal in this blog is to impart knowledge to the average client or random reader so that they know how to handle it when plumbing issues occur.

Why Does This Occur?

One of the most common reasons your toilet is flushing slowly is that it’s clogged. This issue often only allows just a small amount of water to pass through the pipe at a time – because something is clogging it up – which makes for a slow flow. However, that is not the only culprit you could encounter. Another issue could be a full blockage. This is more severe than a clog, and you’re more likely to get an overflow – and flooded bathroom! – if you don’t take care of this quickly.

What to Do

In short, the easiest way to ensure that your slow-draining toilet doesn’t continue to do so is to thoroughly snake your toilet and sink drains. These are the spots where you can easily access the clogging culprit or clean up the blockage. If the snake job seems a little much for you or doesn’t work, don’t hesitate to call our team. We’re here to help with whatever issues you may have. Call the General Plumbing pros now! (561) 771-0086

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