What to do when your toilet won’t flush
08 February 2024
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While our easy troubleshooting steps can help you resolve some of the common problems, there are situations where these measures are not effective enough to provide a complete solution.
These cases might include:
- Complex plumbing issues
- Persistent blockages
- Hidden leaks or damage
- Low water pressure
- Septic tank troubles
Similarly, even if the issues behind a non-flushing toilet appear minor, it’s always safer to call a professional than to perform DIY tasks you’re not sure about. In fact, plumbing systems can sometimes be intricate, and what seems like a simple problem can have underlying complexities.
What’s more, professionals can not only fix immediate problems but also help you prevent any future issues and breakdowns. If you’re a Places for People customer, you can report a repair.
Overall, a toilet that won’t flush can be really inconvenient for your day-to-day routine, but by following the practical steps we’ve outlined today, you can usually get the issue sorted with ease and confidence.
From checking the water supply to using a plunger, these simple troubleshooting steps can help you address some of the most common issues without the need for specialised expertise. However, when the problem persists or seems beyond your knowledge, make sure to seek assistance from a qualified professional.
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