|What can cause a toilet not to refill
unless you shut off the water and then turn it back on?
||Your fill valve may be clogged with sediment.
Just replace it.
|Why would the water drain from the tank but
not flush or suck the water down through the toilet bowl when you flush?
||Do the rest of the fixtures in the bathroom drain well?
If they do not drain well, it may be the venting of the plumbing system.
If all of the other fixtures in the bathroom drain well, then there is
probably something in the trap-way of the toilet. Assuming it is just
the toilet that is having problems, then a closet auger might do the
|What could cause a toilet to lose suction
power and sometimes not even take down the water?
||Home toilets do not use "suction power" to flush. The
inertia of the water falling from the tank when you flush pushes water
through the trap and down the drain. If there is any significant amount
of blockage in the drain, the water will not be able to move at enough
velocity to get past the trap. In other words, if the drain is blocked,
water can't flow fast enough to flush. You'll need to get the drain
cleaned out to make it flush.
|Why would there still be a small dribble on
the back of the toilet bowl after installing all new parts?
||The rubber tank seal (bowl to tank) didn't seat
|What causes air bubbles in the toilet when
the tub is draining and the vent and lines have been snaked and no clogs
||Somewhere there is a clog that hasn't been hit yet or
the line has a sag in it. Call us to diagnose and repair the
|When flushing toilet upstairs toilet in
basement overflows from bottom onto basement floor?
There is a blockage in the waste
line. Have you flushed the basement
toilet to see what happens? Try
running the upstairs shower and see
what happens. (use two persons , one
up stairs, one downstairs so you can
control the amount of water that
rises in the toilet.) There should
be a "clean out" cap somewhere
downstairs near the point where the
waste line exits the house. It is
here that one would "snake" the
The other possibility is the
water level in the downstairs toilet
is lower than the level of the waste
line exit. This means that the point
of exit of the line is physically
higher than the toilet. The only
remedy for this is to raise the
toilet to above the height or
re-plumb the toilet into a waste
pump that evacuates upwards to a
point slightly higher than the waste
line. This is the most common set-up
in a "basement" toilet.
The toilet evacuates into a point
lower than the floor. The waste pump
or grinder pump then pumps the waste
upwards than gravity allows it to
evacuate normally. The benefit is
that the waste pump creates a
separate system for the basement