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The Parts of a Toilet: Understanding your Commode

We all have them, we all use them, and we are grateful for them! Toilets!

This week, we thought we would take a moment to teach you about your toilet. We will go over how it works and symptoms you may have if it is not working properly! Feel free to take the cover off your tank and look inside, this is great knowledge to have and pass along!

The inside of your toilet tank is made up of a series of small parts, that do their job just right for the perfect flush. When you push the handle down, it lifts the flapper, allowing water to exit the tank. The water flows from the tank to the bowl by going through the flush valve. The flush valve then sits back where it belongs. The water rushing into the bowl is the visible flush we can easily see.
As the water in the tank lowers, the float lowers with it, triggering the fill valve to refill the tank and begin the process over again.

If any of these parts are faulty, you will not get your perfect flush every time. Your toilet may also leak from the tank or constantly run. Sometimes this is a simple fix that customers are comfortable with doing themselves, and sometimes it is necessary to call a professional. Every job is different!

We sincerely value your business and we give thanks for the honor of serving you in your home. If you have any plumbing concerns, please contact us!

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