Three common toilet problems

Three common toiet problems

Three of the most common toilet problems.

Toilets are simplistic in design and functionality, aside from the toilet coupler that holds the toilet cistern in place on top of the toilet. The other operational parts consist of an incoming float valve button/handle and a syphon. Three common toilet problems are leaks, a failure to produce enough force during a flush. And sometimes the constant sound of the water running. A toilet operates in three stages, all of which are connected to the movement of water. Water comes in to the cistern where its contain until a flush is required for a flush, any interruption to this process will stop a toilet working.

Rusted toilet coupling
Rusted toilet coupling

What can be done about a leaking toilet?

As illustrated in the above diagram E, the connection between the cistern and the toilet pan needs to be watertight. A perished rubber seal corrosion or a loose securing screw will inevitably become the cause of a leak. What can be done about this? Firstly, the toilet needs isolated from the incoming water supply and then drained. The removal of the toilet cistern is necessary in order to replace the coupling kit. There are a number of difficulties associated with carrying out this task. Such as rusted, corroded securing screws, seized metallic securing screw may have to be removed manually with a hacksaw or grinder. Of  all the toilet problems listed,  this is by far the most difficult.

What to do if a toilet is over flowing?

It is alway a good idea to know their whereabouts of the stopcock in your home. This may be the only point of isolation if the installation of the toilet does not have an isolation valve nearby. Isolate the water supply and then seek professional assistance. As illustrated in the above diagram D, a float valve is put in place to shut off the water when the cistern water is at a pre-set limit. The process of overflow is there for two reasons. To divert the possibility of flooding to a safe outlet, and also to warn the occupant of a valve failure.

Why does a toilet not flush?

A failure to flush is quite common. A mechanical device will inevitably become faulty at some point. When pressing a toilet button or twisting the handle without the result of a flush. This can be caused by one of these three reasons. A lack of water in the cistern, a faulty button or the toilet syphons as failed to release the water. Toilet syphon  illustrated in diagram c, The fundamental basics to successfully carrying out a toilet repair is understanding a toilet’s functionality. Also, what to do when things go wrong, without this sit is best to seek professional help.

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