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What To Do When There’s No Water in Toilet Bowl

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Are you having “no water in toilet bowl” troubles? Need answers but don’t know where to start? There’s no need to flush with frustration; Goodbee is here to help!

Common Reasons There’s No Water in Toilet Bowl

There are several reasons why your toilet bowl may not be filling correctly, each of which have its own solutions. Although some repairs are more hands-on than others—in fact, some require professional assistance—there are plenty of ways you can respond to an empty toilet bowl at home. Let’s learn more about how you can fix this common household problem!

Clogged Toilet

The clogged toilet: one of the most infamous sources of plumbing problems. If you are struggling with a clog, you aren’t alone; 20% of homeowners report that their toilets frequently experience clogs. Although the water level in the toilet bowl starts low right after the clog, repeatedly flushing can lead to an overflow. Because of that, take care not to flush the toilet too much while it is clogged. Instead, grab your plunger, plunge at a quick and consistent rate, and look for any signs that the water in the toilet is returning. 

If you’re still encountering trouble, consider using either a snake or auger. These are both tools designed to break up and remove particularly pesky clogs. Once you flush and the water in the toilet bowl returns to its typical level, that’s your sign that the clog is all gone.

If you’re looking for extra tips on how to get rid of your clog or simply want to avoid encountering them in the future, check out Goodbee’s 4 Tips for a Clogged Toilet

Fill Tube Complications

The fill tube is a hose that attaches to the overflow tube outside of the toilet tank, and it is responsible for keeping your toilet bowl’s water level consistent after each flush. As a result, water level issues are often related to the fill tube. If the fill tube has merely come unattached from the overflow tube, clip them back together. This should allow the water in the fill tube to go into the overflow tube, and in turn, the water in the toilet bowl will return to normal.

If the fill tube is already clipped to the overflow tube, then the problem might stem from a damaged or broken fill tube. In this case, replace the fill tube, taking care to attach the new part to the overflow tube. Your toilet should be all fixed!

Broken Fill Valve

The fill valve controls how much water enters the toilet tank, which in turn can impact the amount of water in the bowl. When the valve is broken or not positioned correctly, then it will prevent the toilet bowl from filling correctly. 

This calls for a quick repair! To find your fill valve, open up the toilet tank and look for it on the left side. If the fill valve is merely positioned incorrectly—as opposed to broken—you can screw it back in with a screwdriver. Flush the toilet after you have tightened the screw to see if that was all the fill valve needed.

If water is still not staying in the toilet, this is a sign that the fill valve is broken. It will need to be replaced and inserted to fix the toilet.

Water Supply is Turned Off

If your water supply is off, not only will there be no water in the toilet bowl, but none of the water fixtures in your house will be running correctly. If the toilet doesn’t refill after flushing and you’re struggling to get water to come out of your showers and sinks, this is a sign that your water supply has either been damaged or turned off.

In this case, try turning the water back on, letting the toilet bowl fill, and flushing again. If the bowl fills appropriately, you’ve fixed your problem! Your other home water fixtures should be running again, too.

Cracks in Plumbing System

A cracked toilet bowl or pipes can also be the source of low toilet bowl fill levels. If you notice water on the floor beneath the toilet, this is a good indicator that there is a crack in the bowl. 

Unlike the aforementioned problems, replacing cracked toilet bowls and pipes are more severe repairs, and they require the assistance of a trained professional. If you live in Louisiana and are seeking friendly, local plumbing services, give Goodbee a call! We are more than happy to buzz on over and help! 

Still No Water in Toilet Bowl? Your Next Steps

If none of the previously mentioned reasons for low toilet bowl water levels apply to your home, it might be time to seek further assistance. Check out the following resources to learn more and find quick solutions for your plumbing needs!

Check Out Goodbee’s Guides to Plumbing

If your “no water in toilet bowl” concerns persist, we highly recommend reviewing our Guide to Toilet Troubleshooting. Our guide reviews the different parts of your toilet and how they work together. This will allow you to better identify which components of your toilet aren’t working correctly. 

For even more plumbing tips, check out our Top Plumbing Tips for Homeowners! It never hurts to learn more about how you can prevent future plumbing problems.

Reach Out to Your Local Plumber

Still feeling puzzled as to why your toilet isn’t working correctly? If so, then it’s time to call your neighborhood plumber! Their experience and professionalism will ensure you get the assistance you need.

If you live in Louisiana, we encourage you to contact Goodbee for your plumbing needs! We are based out of Covington and service Ponchatoula, St. Tammany Parish, Hammond, and other local areas. Not only do we pride ourselves on offering outstanding service and high-quality repairs, but we will also happily explain what caused your plumbing dilemma. This way, if you ever experience similar problems in the future, you have the knowledge you need in order to respond!

Rely on Goodbee for Your Plumbing Needs

As a family-owned and operated business, we at Goodbee know how important it is to provide efficient and friendly services to our customers. Whether you’re experiencing an empty toilet bowl or have a completely different plumbing problem, you can count on us to help!

If you want to give us a buzz, please call us at 985-893-1883. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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