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Old 10-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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My loo flushes great but when I get back from work it looks like it hasnt cleared properly, the water is discoloured, after I flush it looks clean and not a problem, but am wondering if im getting a back lash from the sewer - I live on the ground floor of a block of 6 flats, doesnt smell at all Jilly


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Old 10-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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It is possible that your flush was really not thorough; some of the dirty water did not make it over the hump down inside in back, and over the course of the day impurities diffused and/or migrated through the water still in the toilet bowl and became visible again out front.

In some cases a lump of feces fails to make it over the hump and later in the day it happens to come back into view.

Does this still happen if you waited until the tank refilled, flushed again for good measure, and then left for work?

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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Your suspicion of the buiding's waste line backing up and spilling into your first-floor toilet is probably correct. I had a hotel room once that had this problem. The convoy of plumbing and sewer cleaning trucks in the driveway of the hotel was a dead give away of the problem source.

Best to get the main sewer line "snaked" now before the back-up spills over onto the floor of your bathroom.
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It is possible that your flush was really not thorough; some of the dirty water did not make it over the hump down inside in back, and over the course of the day impurities diffused and/or migrated through the water still in the toilet bowl and became visible again out front.

In some cases a lump of feces fails to make it over the hump and later in the day it happens to come back into view.

Does this still happen if you waited until the tank refilled, flushed again for good measure, and then left for work?
Thanks for your reply I have tried that and hope it works !
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both solutions are correct and with most of the low flush toilets the second flush cant hurt

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