Ever wondered how your toilet magically cleans up after you with just a press of a button or pull of a lever? Don’t worry; in this article, you’ll learn the inner workings of a toilet tank, along with its parts and the role of each part. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we understand the anatomy of a toilet tank inside and out.
A flush begins with pushing down the flush handle, which then lifts the chain attached to a rubber flapper at the bottom of the tank. When the rubber flapper is lifted, it breaks the seal between the water in the tank and the bowl. This allows the water from the tank to rush down into the toilet bowl. The water carries away all the waste and everything you want to flush.
After the flush, the refill tube directs some water from the tank into the overflow pipe, which fills up the bowl again with clean water. The rubber flapper goes back down and seals the tank, stopping any more water from going into the bowl. The drop in water level inside the toilet tank is sensed by the float ball, which then triggers the fill valve to refill the tank. As the tank water rises and reaches a certain level, the float ball tells the fill valve to stop the water flow.
While there are a few toilet problems that you can fix yourself, there are more complicated issues that need the expertise of an experienced plumber. If you’re experiencing toilet problems that are beyond your skill level, reach out to a trusted plumbing service for professional toilet repair. Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we are the go-to plumbing service for all of your toilet repair needs. Our plumbers have seen and fixed it all when it comes to toilet problems.