Is your Western New York Toilet Bowl Water Low?
Are you flushing water and money down the drain?
The average American flushes 5 times per day, accounting for 24 percent of their daily water use. One toilet flush uses approximately 3.5 gallons of water with every flush. The most-efficient low-flush toilets bring that number down to 1.5 gallons per flush. Because of its frequent use, you may find the level of your toilet water low.
Having toilet bowl water low is not a major cause for alarm, but it is something you should be aware of and know how to take care of. Low toilet bowl water can lead to increased flushing, with decreased results.
What is the toilet bowl water level?
The water level in a toilet bowl is determined by the height of the outlet of its internal P-trap. When the water level in the bowl is too high, it’s usually because the pipes are clogged, but when it’s too low, there are may be multiple reasons for the issue. If your toilet water level is too low, you could face issues with flushing.
Many toilets allow for the water level to be adjusted at the tank of your toilet. Raising or lowering the toilet’s float height will change the water level in your toilet. Remove your tank cover and check the water level after the fill valve has shut off. It should be about one inch below the opening of the overflow tube.
Why is your toilet bowl water low?
The most common reason your water level is low is because your fill tube is damaged or broken. This small, flexible plastic hose is the main control of your toilet’s water level. When it’s damaged, the water shuts off before the tank is properly filled. The toilet’s float arms or float height could also be causing the problem.
The problem may be in your sewer line or with the toilet bowl itself. Your sewer line vent could be clogged. Listen for bubbling sounds from the toilet when you use another toilet or empty the bathtub in your Western New York or Erie County home. Your toilet bowl may also be cracked, causing water to leak onto the bathroom floor.
Having a toilet with the toilet bowl water low can lead to frequent clogging and issues when flushing. You could be flushing money down the drain by having to flush multiple times to clear your bowl. This will cause an increase in water used, and is not the ideal situation for any Western New York homeowner.
Duffett Plumbing, Heating & AC is Western New York’s full-service plumbing team. We handle everything, from a toilet installation in Orchard Park to shower repair in Hamburg. We will help you diagnose and solve your toilet bowl water being low.
Our friendly, experienced plumbers are available 24/7, with no additional charge for service on nights and weekends. That means we’ll be there to help you with your shower, toilet, sink, or bathtub when you need us most. When you need bathroom plumbing repair here in Hamburg, New York, contact Duffett.