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How to Handle a Toilet that Won’t Flush

How to Handle a Toilet that Won't Flush

Being stuck with a toilet that won’t flush isn’t actually the end of the world.

Toilets that struggle to flush properly can become a massive hindrance and huge issue for homeowners and renters alike. In fact, fixing a broken toilet can be daunting and quite cumbersome — especially for a newbie who has no clue where to begin. The reality is, being stuck with a toilet that won’t flush isn’t actually the end of the world. There are a few key steps you can take before calling a professional to help fix your toilet as effectively and efficiently as possible. Here is a helpful guide to get you started on getting your toilet back on track and flushing properly. 

A Clogged Toilet

One of the clearest reasons why your toilet is struggling to flush is that it’s clogged. It is important that you neer, ever flush a clogged toilet. In fact, doing so can really exacerbate the issue and cause even more problems that you may not be able to fix yourself. Instead, get a plunger and start doing the basics to unclog your it. The reality is, a partial clog could lead to your toilet being able to flush just not as strongly as it usually would. If this is the case for you, you could try continuing to plunge, but if that doesn’t resolve the issue then it might be time to bring the professionals in to ensure you don’t do more damage to your toilet overall.

The Toilet’s Handle And Chain

If your toilet handle doesn’t do anything when you flush, you could be facing a slightly serious dilemma. In fact, it’s the handle itself that connects directly to the flapper. If the flapper isn’t working properly then your toilet is unable to flush. While replacing the flapper is one route to take, getting a professional involved could also be an alternative you consider to ensure you don’t make the issue any worse than it already is. Ultimately, trusting the professionals with your toilet dilemmas could be the best route to take. 


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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