Toilet Problems: Flushing & Bubbling
Toilets can develop problems with both flushing and bubbling for an unfortunately large number of reasons. Learn about toilet problems with regards to flushing and bubbling with help from an experienced construction professional in this free video clip.
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Hi, this is Nicholas Iarocci, The Home Source guy, president and owner of Source Development, Inc., a residential commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York and this is problems with toilet bubbling or flushing. I'm going to go over some tips on things that may be causing the problems and some solutions that can help you alleviate the flushing or bubbling problems. Now, to eliminate any toilet issues the bubbling and the flushing problems usually have to do with venting issues which is like air issues, not enough air coming into the system because water can't go down the drain unless you have enough air in the system. So in order to eliminate the toilet being the problem, you want to take a couple of gallons of water and just simply throw them down the toilet drain. If you see that there is a clean flushing action, you kind of can eliminate the toilet, you kind of know that outside of there being some mineral deposits in the toilet in the siphoning system or some you know, float adjustment issues every once in awhile, it's probably something more serious, something having to do with the house. You could have galvanized pipes in your house that have restricted. You can have a clog that developed that very stubborn clog that got snagged in there and kind of developed and you know, encapsulated itself on the walls of the pipe, it you know, don't allow the free flowing water to siphon down the system. You can have a vent pipe that's clogged and it's not uncommon that squirrels or birds build nests in vent pipes and then you know, they get clogged and they have to be snaked out from the roof. So those are some of the issues that could be affecting your system short of replacing your toilet overall but you really do have to do your homework. If the problem is persistent then I would suggest having the system camera-ed, vent pipes as well as the actual you know, waste pipe. If it really is a persistent problem and you've had it forever, it's probably the way the house was built. Maybe the, you know, configuration of the plumbing isn't proper and has to be redone. And this was toilet flushing and bubbling problems. This is Nicholas Iarocci, The Home Source guy, president and owner of Source Development, Inc., a residential commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York helping you build a better life. We'll see you next time.