Toilet flushing problems are more than just an inconvenience, if not addressed immediately a relatively simple problem can grow. Whether the toilet will not flush or the toilet will not flush all the way or you have any other problems with the toilet flushing it is important that you stop using the toilet until the problem is fixed. There are many possible reasons why your toilet is not flushing properly and in order to determine the cause you will need to remove the toilet tank cover.
Once the toilet tank cover is removed, take a look to see if anything is out of the ordinary. Is the water level correct? Is the chain that lifts the stopper out of place or preventing the stopper from making a seal? If the problem is in the toilet tank, there is a good chance that you will be able to fix the problem yourself. However, if everything looks to be working properly in the tank, your problem is probably a blockage somewhere down the line.
A clogged drain exiting your toilet will make your toilet not flush completely. There are a number of ways that you can try to clear this type of blockage but a plunger or (snake) auger are generally the most effective. Most of us don’t own (snake) augers so we rely on the trusted plumber’s helper. Using this method should clear the clog rather quickly and easily. If the clog doesn’t clear and you are working up a sweat, there may be a more serious problem hidden in your pipes.
You should call a professional plumber to come to your home and assess the situation. He or she will have all of the tools and experience necessary to make ensure that you avoid more serious trouble in the future and that all your toilet flushing problems go away for good.