A non-working toilet is a major problem. That’s after the DIY attempts have failed. Toilets are probably the most underappreciated appliance in the home, but get the most attention when they don’t operate properly. Save money today by using one of our coupons here »

Here’s a breakdown of the inner workings of a toilet. There are basically three parts: the water tank, the bowl and the siphon tube. A toilet is ready for use when its water tank is full to the brim at about 2 gallons of water. Inside the tank are refill tubes, overflow tubes, a float and a stopper. The water from the tank is pumped directly into the bowl. Once the water is removed, the stopper goes back into place so the tank can be refilled. Attached to the bowl is a siphon tube that curves so that it will only drain water from the bowl when it reaches a certain height. When the tank water is quickly pumped into the toilet bowl, the siphon tube overflows and the toilet automatically flushes.

Many of today’s toilets use advances in water delivery to add to their performance. Dual flush mechanisms combine water conservation and performance, which allow the consumer to choose either a standard 1.6-gallon flush or a .8-gallon option. Power Assisted systems use small pumps to increase the pressure of the flush which in turn saves water and money over a period of time. Environmental concerns have given way to the Low Flow toilet, which utilizes less than 2 gallons of water per flush. 

With any plumbing system, problems can exist. It takes the right plumber to be knowledgeable on all of the inner workings of all models of toilets. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® we can repair your toilet, or supply and install a new one based on your needs.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach is here for you whenever you need us, 24/7. Call us now at 843.213.6611 or fill out the form below. No call is too small.


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