Could you imagine life without a toilet in the building? Modern toilets are a cornerstone of our society’s sanitation, safely disposing waste and wastewater away from your building and into a treatment facility. Unfortunately, a malfunctioning toilet is not much better than no toilet. A non-flushing toilet can ruin your day or night. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves at Neighborhood Plumbing. Follow this guide on some ways to manually flush the toilet if it starts malfunctioning.
If you prefer to have a certified plumber stop by and quickly repair your toilet, then call Neighborhood Plumbing for 24-hour emergency plumbing service. Our live representatives and certified plumbers are on standby to take your call.
Manual Flushing Method One
The toilet tank sits above the toilet bowl and holds clean water until you pull, or push, the flush. Remove the toilet tank’s lid and if you notice that there is no water in it, then try this method:
If this method does not work, then there might be a problem with your rubber flapper. Try the next method.
Manual Flushing Method Two
There are many components in the toilet tank and the rubber flapper is one of the most sensitive. They provide the seal between the toilet tank and the toilet bowl by covering the flush valve. Over time, the rubber flapper can wear away or even misalign with the flush valve.
Manual Flushing Method Three
If you want to go full manual, then try this method. All you need is a bucket that can hold a gallon or few gallons of water. Fill the bucket with water and slowly pour the bucket of water into the toilet bowl. Gradually speed up the pouring until the waste in the toilet bowl has been pushed down the drain.
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We can have a certified plumber at your location within the hour to fix your toilet issue today. Call Neighborhood Plumbing anytime to speak with a live representative. We are available 24/7/365.