Please tell me what steps to take to get my toilet to flush completely the first time.

  • Offhand, I suggest you hold down the handle longer. – SDsolar Mar 17 '17 at 2:33
  • I replaced the crazy old toilets in my house with some new Kohlers. They're glazed around the bend so things move better over the trap. It also has a horizontal jet to push things down. Probably takes less water than whatever you have at present – Machavity Mar 17 '17 at 3:19
  • educate kids/occupants not to put anything into the toilet bowl other than
    • normal bodily excreta.
    • minimal amounts of toilet paper. (n.b. wet-wipes etc can cause partial blockages)
  • check the fill level in the cistern/tank, adjust as needed.
  • replace the flush valves in the cistern/tank.
  • clean out the inlet holes around the rim.
  • use a limescale remover in the bowl and in the tank.
  • snake the sewer pipe.
  • replace the whole thing.
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    You might add, - Use less paper. - Eat more fiber. It's not always a problem with the toilet. – Tester101 Mar 17 '17 at 12:02

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