Numerous factors can have an impact on the water level in your toilet bowl. For example, if the water level is too high, your pipes are likely clogged. However, if the level of water inside the bowl is too low, there are several potential issues. First, there may be insufficient water inside the tank. On the other hand, there may be a partial clog. The third issue could be that the vent pipes are blocked.
All of these problems are fixable, although the cost and time needed for repair will depend on the issue itself. It could be as simple as unblocking a toilet, or as severe as needed to replace the toilet bowl completely.
In this article, we’ll discuss 3 steps to assess why your toilet bowl water level isn’t what it should be.
1. Tank Water Level Adjustment
Start by shutting off the fill valve for your toilet. Then, take off the tank lid and check on the water level. If the level of water is an inch below the opening of the overflow tube, the toilet tank may not be the problem. However, if the water level is way below the top of the overflow tube, there is not enough water to fill up the toilet bowl after a flush. You can fix this issue by correcting and adjusting the float to ensure there’s enough water in the tank to effectively flush and refill the toilet bowl.
2. Check For A Clog
If you think a clog is the source of the low water level in your bowl, test the internal piping system of your toilet. The best way to do so is to pour a large amount of water into the bowl quickly and see if it backs up. If it doesn’t, your piping system is alright. However, if it backs up, the piping system, or colon, is most likely clogged. To fix this, issue put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands and forearms and use a plunger or one of our other recommended methods to get rid of the clog.
3. Clear The Vents
The best way to check if your vents are blocked is to pour water into an empty bathtub and listen for a gurgling sound. If you hear a gurgling sound from the tub, your vents are likely blocked. The best way to clear the vents is to climb on the roof and pour some water into them. If the vents in your house tend to clog frequently, try covering the openings. Once you cover all the openings, dirt and debris won’t be able to get in so easily. Still, safety is the most important thing. Therefore, ensure to anchor yourself to the roof so you don’t fall down. If you don’t have DIY experience or are unsure of how to check the vents directly, you should hire a professional to help resolve this particular issue.
If the level of water inside your toilet bowl is not right, it could be a great indicator that something bigger is wrong with your toilet or plumbing system. Although it might not look like a big deal now, the source of the issue could cause even more problems in the future. Therefore, the best thing you can do is determine the source of the problem and resolve it using the tips you learned today on Toiletable.com