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If you need your toilet repaired contact 24 Hour Plumber on (01) 531 2220. Here we give some advice on how to fix toilet flush.

When we consider possible household plumbing issues, the most inconvenient may be a broken or malfunctioning toilet. It’s unlikely that there is a household in Ireland that hasn’t at some point had to try the old bucket of water trick because the toilet flush is broken.

When a toilet flush breaks, people think that it is the handle that is at fault (and sometimes it is). It’s crucial to understand exactly what is causing the issues before attempting any kind of repair.

Leaky Seals

Leaky seals are something we see a lot of. Especially in older homes where bathrooms haven’t been updated but it can happen to any toilet. The standard toilet has a minimum of five seals for avoiding leakage.  The first step to fixing a leaky seal is finding which one has the issue. Sometimes the faulty seal may just need to be tightened. More often than not, it will need replacing. The largest seal lies between the tank and bowl. When this seal erodes it causes water to leak out every time we flush. 

Broken Toilet Flush Handle

The toilet flush handle is the lever attached to the outside of the cistern. It’s linked to the flush system inside a cistern and starts the whole flush process. Your flush handle is broken or faulty when it feels too tight or too loose. When this happens it can cause a disconnect between the handle and flushing mechanism. 

It’s sometimes possible to fix it by tightening the mounting nut at the handle back. Sometimes, the handle becomes stiff due to a build-up of limescale. In that case, clean it properly to get rid of the problem. If the handle can’t be repaired, you will need to have it replaced.

The following were just some tips on how to fix toilet flush. If you are experiencing any kind of plumbing problems in your home, call 24 Hour Plumber on (01) 531 2220 to book one of our local plumbers near you. 

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