If you need your toilet repaired contact 24 Hour Plumber on (01) 531 2220. Common problems in toilets include where the cistern keeps filling with water.

If you experience a problem such as a cistern that keeps on filling, try not to panic. Toilet problems like this are a daily occurrence for homes across the country. Like anything else, with time a cistern and all the components it houses need TLC.

The cistern acts as a storage house for water needed for the flushing process. It and the mechanism it holds are set up to store a precise amount of water. Too much and the overflow will run into the toilet bowl. Too little and the toilet will not flush properly.

In this article, we will look at two reasons why your cistern keeps filling.

Cistern Keeps Filling – Faulty Trip Assembly

The trip assembly is a component of the handle fastened to the flush. The flush is then attached to the cistern. It may deteriorate and stop working due to age or, if relatively new, it may be faulty. Sometimes, when there is an issue with this part the flush cycle shortens.

If you discover that your trip assembly is bent, broken, or worn out, it’s time for a replacement. 

Cistern Keeps Filling – Float Issues

If your cistern contains one of the float style flush systems then the issue could lie here. In a properly functioning toilet, the float moves up and down as the water enters and leaves the cistern. Once at the top and level with the fill line, it prevents more water from coming into the cistern. At the bottom it allows water to enter from the water supply. If the float is somehow out of place or has a fault then it will not do either and water will keep filling.

If you are experiencing any kind of plumbing problems in your home including where the cistern keeps filling, call 24 Hour Plumber on 01 531 2220 to book one of our local plumbers near you. 

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