Why Is My Toilet So Slow?

Why Is My Toilet So Slow?

Slow-flushing toilets are a common problem for many homeowners. Yet as much of a nuisance as this issue is, it shouldn’t be mystery. Slow toilets are not the result of a mechanical issue, or problems with your water supply, or even general wear and tear, in most cases. Instead, the reason your toilet is so slow usually comes down to one thing: clogs.

When an obstruction builds up in your toilet pipe, it allows only a portion of the correct amount of water to pass through your bathroom pipes, resulting in the slow flushing speed your toilet is experiencing. This applies to other clogs in your bathroom too, including ones that may be occurring in your sink. The bigger one of these obstructions gets, the slower your toilet is likely to flow. It is important that you take note if this is happening to your toilet, and act quickly to solve the problem. A clog that becomes a full-on blockage may cause an overflow, flooding your bathroom and giving you a lot more than slow-flowing water to worry about.

The fastest way to remove clogs from a slow toilet is to snake the toilet and surrounding sink drains. You can purchase a toilet snake online or at your local home improvement store, or you can call a plumber to snake your toilet for you.

If, however, you are not able to remove a clog through snaking, your toilet may require a more serious service. Fortunately, our skilled Memphis plumbers at Smith’s Plumbing Services provide everything you need to get your toilets flowing at the correct speed again. Contact us today for drain cleaning to remove blockages from hair, soap, toilet paper, and other small objects. We also provide new construction plumbing for both kitchens and bathrooms, in the case we need to replace your toilet altogether.

You can call Smith’s Plumbing Services for emergency service 24/7 at (901) 290-1110, or fill out our contact form online at your convenience.

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