Slow Toilet? Try Cleaning This Unexpected Spot For DIY Repair

Slow Toilet? Try Cleaning This Unexpected Spot For DIY Repair

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 16, 2012

Living in Chicago, mineral deposits from my water are just a way of life. It sucks for my shower head and for watering plants, but I never really thought about it altering the way my toilet flushed… until now!

The Family Handyman is a great place to find tips for those looking to go the extra mile around their house, and this tip is no different. If you have a slow filling toilet, it might not be an issue with the guts in your tank, but rather the holes where the water comes in. It's not a sight most of us have ever seen, as it's not exactly in view.

The Family Handyman suggests using a mirror and a metal hanger to see what's really causing the issue. Mineral deposits can clog the hole where water enters the toilet bowl (just like it would your shower head) and with the help of something small and pokey, you can pop those crusty bits right out, letting things flow free once more.

It's not exactly dinner conversation, but it's a great tip to keep in the back of your mind for that day when you feel like going that extra mile for your home.

Read More: Clean A Sluggish Toilet from The Family Handyman

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