What Causes Water to Drain From Toilet Bowl

What Causes Water to Drain From Toilet Bowl

If you’ve got a dog at home, then you’ve likely found yourself looking into a toilet bowl that has been emptied of water at least once. For those without a pet who might use the toilet as the occasional drinking fountain, missing water from a toilet bowl is evidence that there is a repair issue which must be addressed. This is especially true if you have a tank full of water waiting for the … [Read more...]

What Does it Mean When Your Toilet Gurgles

What Does it Mean When Your Toilet Gurgles

When a toilet is gurgling, the sound could be an indication that it is working as it should. It can also be an indication that there is something serious going on that needs to be fixed right away. One of the most common reasons for a gurgling sound from a toilet is an issue with the flapper. If the flapper is not creating a proper seal, water will slowly escape into the bowl from the tank. As … [Read more...]

What to Pour in Toilet to Unclog

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Your toilet has a tough clog. You’ve tried plunging. You’ve even tried a plumbing auger. Nothing seems to be working. What is your next step? A professional-strength unclogging formula may be able to remove the clog for you. Several chemically-based products are available at most retailers. When given enough time, these products will typically work in 15-60 minutes. What if you don’t want to … [Read more...]

What Can I Use to Unblock My Toilet

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If a toilet begins to fill up with water in the bowl instead of draining it away, there is a good chance that it is blocked. The #1 tool to use when a toilet becomes blocked is a plunger. In most circumstances, careful plunging will dislodge the blockage and allow the bowl to drain. For difficult blockages, a plumbing auger can be used to dislodge the clog. Remember to clean the bowl as … [Read more...]

What Happens When I Flush The Toilet

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After you press the flushing lever or button on the toilet, what happens to what was in the bowl? When the toilet is flushed, the entire contents are sent into a drain pipe. That pipe is connected to a sewer line or a septic system outside of the home. This outside pipe will collect lots of other waste too, like shower water, stuff from the kitchen sink, and anything else that is connected to a … [Read more...]