Forum Title: Slow Toilets?
Both of my toilets seem to have lost their 'suction' over the past year, with one getting stopped up quite often, so and I'm looking for answers as to what might be the cause. We had a pipe burst in our bathroom the other day so while the plumber was here fixing it I asked him what causes poor suctions in toilets and what could be done about it. He said that the smoothness of the toilet deteriorates over time and therefore the water doesn't flow through it as well...wait until it completely stops...then get a new toilet. A couple days after he left the toilet that gets stopped up a lot more than it should would flush properly (although still with very little 'suction') twice and then on the third flush it would act like it was stopped up. Flush fine two or three times and then act like it was stopped up. Any time I tried to flush it the same cycle repeated itself. Tried it about 12 hours later and it's been working normal ever since. I read online that maybe the holes that push water into the toilet bowl might be clogged, not forcing the water down, so I cleaned them out the best I could. Still, flushing was no better. Last night I tried some Main Line Cleaner (poured it down the shower drain)...when I ran hot water down the lines this morning very fine brown sediment came up out of the drain. Not sure if that's normal or not or what it might indicate. What do you think the problem might be and what would you suggest I try next? Thanks for any and all help! TripleB btw: I'm the most unhandy person you could imagine
Category: Plumber Post By: BERTHA WALTERS (Ormond Beach, FL), 08/17/2016

Quote: Originally Posted by havasu You need someone to clean out the drain lines. You have a clog and there isn't a liquid available that really works. Make sure you mention that use used chemicals to the drain clearing specialist. I assume it's just partially drained since we never have anything coming up into our showers or sinks? Thanks for the advice! Quote: Originally Posted by KULTULZ ...kinda scary... Yea, that's what I thought! I looked up a good bit of info online and very seldom did I see that a new toilet was definitely the answer to my problem. 1 question...in my search for solutions someone said putting dishwashing detergent in the overflow tube would help with slow flushing toilet...is guy this really serious? TripleB

- BRITTANY BATES (Naperville, IL), 09/03/2017

You need someone to clean out the drain lines. You have a clog and there isn't a liquid available that really works. Make sure you mention that use used chemicals to the drain clearing specialist.

- JAIME RAMSEY (San Marcos, TX), 09/14/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by TripleB He said that the smoothness of the toilet deteriorates over time and therefore the water doesn't flow through it as well...wait until it completely stops...then get a new toilet. ...kinda scary...

- LUCILLE HANSON (West Palm Beach, FL), 10/03/2017

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