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The current form of the toilet is a cornerstone of modern sanitation in our society, safely delivering waste and wastewater away from your property and into a treatment facility. Unfortunately, though, they are not perfect. Toilets are susceptible to malfunctioning and damage. There are many things that can go wrong with the toilet and it can be frustrating to pull the flush handle and get no response. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we have seen many dysfunctions and are happy to share our tips on how you can work around a toilet that is not flushing.
We recommend you call a local plumber to repair the issue but consider these manual ways to flush a toilet if you are in a rush or cannot call a plumber at the moment. Remember, though, the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are available 24/7/365.
Manual Flushing with A Bucket of Water
Toilets are actually fairly simple in design: water fills into the toilet tank and is released into the toilet bowl when you pull the flush handle. The water pouring in from the toilet tank pushes waste and wastewater in the toilet bowl down the line and replaces the dirty water with the incoming clean water. You can replicate this process by:
Working Through the Toilet Tank
The toilet tank is where the water sits before being flushed into the toilet bowl. However, there are many components in the toilet tank that can malfunction. If the problem is with the toilet tank, then you can try this method:
Pull the Rubber Flapper
The toilet tank has many components and the rubber flapper plays the important role of sealing the pipe between the toilet tank and the toilet bowl. Normally, when the flush handle is pulled, it lifts the flapper, releasing the water into the toilet bowl. With use, however, the rubber flapper wears out and must be replaced. Try this method:
If the flapper is damaged, then replace it.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing Is Ready to Help
If you prefer to have a certified plumber take care of your toilet, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to speak with a live representative now. We are always happy to help.