February 22,2021

Reasons Why Your Toilet is Slow to Fill

Slow filling toilets can be a major issue, particularly for households that share a single bathroom. If you're tired of waiting an hour to use the toilet again, then are probably looking for solutions. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, we offer premium commercial and residential plumbing services for clients in the Youngstown, Ohio area. Here are some of the most common reasons why toilets are slow to fill, and what you can do to get your toilet back on track fast.

Float Ball Issues

The float ball is the rubber part that sits on top of the water inside your tank. It helps to control the amount of water coming into your toilet. If the ball has been misplaced or if it is waterlogged, then it may not be able to do its job correctly. If you open the tank and see that the float ball is only partially inflated, or that it isn't floating at all, then you may need to replace it. Keep in mind that float balls are commonly only found in older toilet models, and newer units will not have this component.

Problems with Fill Valve Tube

Inside your tank you will also find a vertical tube that controls the water level. Most often, it is located on the left side and will be attached to the shut-off valve and supply tube. If the valve becomes clogged, shifts out of place or gets clogged, then it can keep your toilet tank from filling up. Replacing the tube should get your toilet back to normal very quickly.

Dysfunctional Water Supply Valve

The knob that is located on the wall behind your toilet may be out of sight and therefore out of mind. However, this is the water supply valve, and it plays an essential role in the function of your toilet because it provides the fresh water that flows into your tank. If this valve is damaged, dysfunctional, clogged or partially closed, then it cannot supply the amount of water needed to quickly refresh your tanks water supply. Check to make sure the valve is completely open and that it is clean and free of damage or built-up debris. If you suspect that a faulty valve is the cause of your troubles, then a professional plumber can repair or replace it for you.


Do You Need a Professional Toilet Repair or Replacement? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Is it time for you to invest in a toilet installation, repair or toilet replacement service? Then there is no need to wait. Get the professional care you need by calling the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown. Our specialists are always ready to come to the rescue. Contact our office for more details about our wide selection of premium commercial and residential services, or to schedule an appointment with a certified, licensed and insured plumber in Youngstown, Ellwood City, Niles, Grove City, New Castle or a surrounding metro area neighborhood.


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