3 Causes for Your Slow-Filling Toilet

  • Prodigy Plumbing
July 26, 2021

If you have been using the toilet lately and have noticed that the water is too slow to fill after a flush, there are several possible causes as to why this is occurring. Although all of the potential issues are minor and won’t require an extensive fix, knowing what the problem is will allow you to quickly restore your toilet to its optimal state. Here are three possible causes for your slow-filling toilet and how to handle them.

Trouble With Water Supply Valve

The water supply valve plays a significant role in getting water into your toilet tank. When it isn’t functioning as it should or is not completely open, it won’t deliver the right amount of water at the necessary speed. Your water supply valve can also run into trouble when debris builds up and restricts the flow of water. Verify if your water supply valve is the culprit by checking to see if it is fully opened. If the valve is completely open and is still not functioning properly, get in touch with a plumbing professional to assess the situation.

Waterlogged Float Ball

At the top of the water in your toilet tank sits a float ball that is intended to regulate the amount of incoming water. When that float ball is waterlogged, you can run into several issues like not having the right amount of water enter the tank, or the water not refilling fast enough. You can check if there is a problem by looking inside your toilet tank. If the ball is not at the top of the tank or if the water level is not high enough, this may indicate a waterlogged float ball. Luckily, if you have a waterlogged float ball, the solution isn’t difficult. Simply take the old float ball out and replace it with a new one.

Fill Valve Tube Issues

The fill valve tube, located inside the toilet tank, helps control the water level. The fill valve is susceptible to several issues like wear and tear, misalignment, and blockage. These issues will cause your toilet to not be able to properly fill with water. You can check to see if something is wrong with your fill valve by closely examining it for any indication of wear and tear. You should also look at its positioning to see if it is where it needs to be.

If you do struggle with a slow-filling toilet or any other plumbing issues, get in touch with the full-service plumbing specialists at Prodigy Plumbing. Our team of plumbers has the industry knowledge and skills to successfully address all of the plumbing needs of Orange County and South Bay residents. Our plumbing services are the best around and will be a long-term solution for your plumbing issues. To see what we can do for you, give us a call at (562) 413-1928 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us. Our specialists will come over to provide you with professional advice and repair any problem you may have with your plumbing.

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