If you need your toilet repaired contact 24 Hour Plumber on (01) 531 2220. One issue we come across includes push-button cistern won’t stop filling.
When it comes to plumbing problems, some of the most frequently occurring problems are bathroom related. Issues that homeowners face can be with the cistern, the flush or even the toilet bowl. Below, we look at push-button cisterns that won’t stop filling.
The push button is responsible for forcing the water out of the cistern and into the bowl by releasing a valve in the cistern. After that, the valve drops back down and the cistern refills to the required level. If the cistern fails to fill properly, then the toilet will not flush properly.
Why Your Push-button Cistern Won’t Stop Filling
If the push-button cistern won’t stop filling, the fault could be with a poorly adjusted float arm or defective float valve.
If the float valve is damaged, the water level will not rise enough to shut off the water flow. This leads to the continuous filling of water in the cistern. It’s unlikely that the overflow will run out of the cistern onto the floor, but if it does shut off the water supply and call a plumber.
Did you know? Float valves are actually used in two areas of the home; loft storage tanks and toilet cisterns.
If you are planning to check the valves, make sure to empty the cistern first. Stop the water supply, turn on all the taps and flush the toilet to remove all water.
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.