The toilet is one of the most used plumbing fixtures in your home. When professionally installed, they work well for years on end, and generally require very little maintenance. Occasionally, however, problems can arise, whether your toilet won’t stop running, or won’t stop overflowing. Knowing a bit more about the way your toilet works can go a long way towards recognizing problems before they become major issues. In today’s post, we’d like to address what goes on inside your toilet tank, so you can better understand what’s happening when problems occur.
The technology of the toilet really has not changed that much over the years. The rectangular container known as the tank holds a specified amount of water that is released into the bowl when you press the lever, also known as the diaphragm actuator. When you press the lever, a small plug connected to a chain that lifts up, releasing water from the tank. That rush of water you get when your toilet is flushed is not powered by anything other than gravity, which is why your tank sits above the bowl. In order to be disposed, the water has to reach a level greater than the bend in the siphon. The organic waste then goes down the drainpipe.
There are several important components in the tank. The water control device is connected to the water supply line, and it meters the amount of water that flows back into the tank to refill it. But how does it know how to stop? The horizontal shaft running from the water control device to an oval rubber ball measures how much water is in the tank, and signals a valve to shut off.
Make sure you hire an expert plumber in Avon Lake, OH to perform any toilet repairs or installation services in your home. Call Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating today.