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How to Fix Bubbles Appearing in Toilet

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    LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got David in New Mexico who has bubbles in the toilet? What? What’s going on?

     
    DAVID: The only time that – when you flush it, you get a bubble in it that comes up.
     
    TOM: Mm-hmm. Starving for air.
     
    DAVID: That’s what it’s doing, OK.
     
    TOM: For whatever reason, you don’t have enough ventilation; you don’t have enough make-up air getting into that toilet. Because if you think about it, when you drop all that water in the drainpipe and it pushes down, it’s got to be replaced by air somewhere. You’ve got to let air in sort of through the top of that so it doesn’t gurgle and bubble and you don’t have enough ventilation.
     
    If the toilet’s working well and it’s flushing OK, you’re not getting a lot of backups and that kind of thing, it’s just kind of an annoyance but I wouldn’t worry about it. If you start having problems with it not flushing correctly, then you might need to get a plumber in to add an additional vent to that waste line so that it does flow as it should.
     
    Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.
    LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got David in New Mexico who has bubbles in the toilet? What? What’s going on?
     
    DAVID: The only time that – when you flush it, you get a bubble in it that comes up.
     
    TOM: Mm-hmm. Starving for air.
     
    DAVID: That’s what it’s doing, OK.
     
    TOM: For whatever reason, you don’t have enough ventilation; you don’t have enough make-up air getting into that toilet. Because if you think about it, when you drop all that water in the drainpipe and it pushes down, it’s got to be replaced by air somewhere. You’ve got to let air in sort of through the top of that so it doesn’t gurgle and bubble and you don’t have enough ventilation.
     
    If the toilet’s working well and it’s flushing OK, you’re not getting a lot of backups and that kind of thing, it’s just kind of an annoyance but I wouldn’t worry about it. If you start having problems with it not flushing correctly, then you might need to get a plumber in to add an additional vent to that waste line so that it does flow as it should.
     
    Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.
     

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