You probably already know that your pro plumber effective and safe to use for sink and shower drains, but what about toilets? Here are the details:


There is only one you need to call your pro plumber for a slow draining toilet: Drano Pipes and septic tanks eliminates plumbing residues. It contains microorganisms that break down organic matter in the pipes which can slow down the flow of water. (However, it will not clear a completely clogged toilet. For this problem see How to unclog a toilet.)


Simply pour in 4 ounces of Drano Hoses and septic tanks removes plumbing residue in the toilet for three consecutive days. Do this in the morning before leaving for work or in the evening before going to bed, as it is advisable to avoid flushing the toilet for 6 to 8 hours after each treatment.


In order to prevent the toilet from clogging in the future, you can safely use Drano Pipes and septic tanks to remove plumbing residues every month. It’s a good idea to be prepared and have some on hand! You are facing slow draining toilet, what should you do? We have listed for you the causes of poor water flow from your toilet and the various solutions to be implemented to remedy it.

Why does my toilet drain slowly?

A slow evacuation of your toilet can be caused by an object fallen into it such as a smartphone, keys, cards and other objects coming out of your trouser pockets. Usually, when a smartphone falls in the toilet, it clogs the toilet with paper and other waste getting stuck on the phone and thus forms a plug. Excessive use of toilet paper can slow down the flow of water from your toilet. We recommend that you use toilet paper moderately and avoid too thick toilet paper. The wipes are often responsible for a slow evacuation because it sticks very easily to the wall and the bend of your pipes. If you often use wipes, throw them in the trash and not in your toilet because they take a long time to degrade and saturate wastewater treatment plants by breaking the lift pumps. Discover our article on this subject “No wipes in the toilet”. In the same vein, the cause is often due to the spillage of condoms, sanitary napkins or tampons in a toilet, they are also responsible for slowing down your toilet. The presence of scale or limescale in your pipes can be the cause of a slow draining of water from your toilet.

Other causes can be highlighted, for example, if your toilet is draining slowly this may be due to a bad slope of your pipes and you have nothing to do with it, it is then necessary to undertake camera inspection work to find the cause. Your toilet is not a recycling centre, now put your waste in a trash can.

How to fix a poorly draining toilet

Did your toilet suddenly start to drain more slowly? It could be the result of many problems, but many of them can be fixed without hiring a plumber. You should start by taking a look at the reservoir, the most common culprit. Otherwise, you should try cleaning the bowl with cleaning products. If yours has heavy deposits, you may need hydrochloric acid.

Find the source of the problem. If the water drains slowly, it could be for two things. Either the bowl does not fill fast enough or it does not empty fast enough. If it’s the second, the drain hose is probably clogged and you will need to unclog it . If it doesn’t fill up fast enough, you need to take a look at the tank.

Remove the cover. 

The cistern is the largest part of the toilet, usually where the handle is for flushing the toilet. Place the cover carefully on the floor, as the heavy porcelain it is made of could damage the coating.

Check the chain between the handle and the valve.

 You should see a piece of plastic or rubber blocking the water outlet at the bottom of the tank. This is the valve. Unless the water is not draining at all, you should see a chain between the flapper and the flush lever. There should be just enough slack to cause the part to clog the water outlet. However, it should also be tight enough to raise the flapper when you flush the toilet.

When you flush the toilet, the valve should remain open for a minimum of 2-3 seconds or insufficient water will flow into the bowl.