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There are various times when you’ll have to manually flush your toilet. Perhaps your toilet handle is broken, your toilet tank won’t refill, or the water is shut off. In these situations, you’ll have to flush your toilet manually, as you wait for a plumber to help you with toilet repair. If you find yourself in a situation where your toilet won’t flush because it’s in disrepair or there’s no running water, do not panic.
Below, we’ll explain three ways to manually flush a toilet.
Remember, toilets rely solely on gravity to push water and waste down the drain when flushed. All your toilet handle does when you turn it is lift a lever that opens the flush valve at the bottom of the tank. When the flush valve is opened, a large amount of water quickly and forcefully flows into the bowl, thanks to gravity.
By quickly dumping the water into the bowl, you’ll create enough pressure to push whatever is in the bowl down the drain. If your toilet won’t flush after following these steps, there may be a problem that needs to be diagnosed by an experienced plumber.
If you are unsure about pouring water into the toilet bowl using a bucket, you can try this alternative method.
Here are the steps to follow:
Keep in mind that this method requires more water than pouring water directly into the toilet bowl, so you’ll have to plan around this accordingly.
If the toilet handle is broken or missing, you can still flush your toilet by lifting the flapper.
Below are the steps to follow:
If your toilet won’t flush after trying the manual steps outlined above, there may be a more serious problem that needs to be fixed by a knowledgeable and experienced plumber. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we can help you resolve any toilet problem you may be experiencing in your home or business premises. Our team of skilled plumbers has seen and fixed it all when it comes to toilet problems.
Call us today to schedule a toilet repair appointment.