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The Toilet Bowl Keeps Running? What’s Going On? It Took Over 20 Years to Find Out!

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Have you ever had a problem like this? In the use of the toilet, found that after flushing the toilet is still flowing, which produces noise and waste of water, how to do it?

The Sanitary Girl told us not to panic, found that the toilet leakage at home, the first step is to cut off the water source and then for various reasons of testing, to see clearly what is the reason for the toilet leakage in order to prescribe the right medicine.

The following Sanitary Girl explains how to deal with the problem that the toilet has been running after flushing:

I. The water tank material is not good or the internal parts of the water tank is old. Due to the rapid start of the toilet industry now, as well as the market prospects of the toilet, many small manufacturers produce some low-quality materials mixed into the toilet water tank pumping toilet industry indiscriminately. In order to make more profits, they choose toilets produced from inferior materials. This kind of toilet usually can’t be seen on the outside, however, inside there may be some small parts that are not used and can easily be damaged. Of course does not rule out the use of a long toilet tank, with a long time will also age and deteriorate, is a natural aging process. The quality of its products is beyond reproach.

Solution: The solution to the problem for the tank material is to split the toilet water tank, one by one check to see if the toilet water tank parts are intact. If there are some parts are bad, then can repair repair. For the ones that can’t be repaired, replace them. If the pumping water tank is too poor quality, rotten more, it is recommended to replace the entire water tank, so as not to bring more serious consequences.

II. The occurrence of a leaky pumping toilet may also be due to a problem with the sewer pipe below. It is mainly connected to the toilet tank of a pipe to transport water, the possibility of here is also very large.

The solution: if it is a problem with the sewer pipe, the solution is to carefully check the interface between the toilet and the sewer pipe, whether it is loose or the pipe is rotten. At this time, if the pipe is rotten you need to replace the pipe; if it is not connected, you need to use some new wire and the like or to buy some materials that can be fixed, and then fix it well.

III. Toilet drain valve problems. The drain valve is primarily in charge of the water in the toilet tank. Generally speaking, there are many situations that can make the toilet drain valve go wrong. It is possible that the mounting holes are cracked and deformed, or the mounting surface is uneven and a series of reasons caused by a lack of care in the installation.

Solution: the water valve problem is specifically divided into the following situations.

Causes Analysis:

Loose drainage valve;

Treatment options:

Loose drainage valve is not strong enough to cause a long flowing toilet, just tighten the drainage valve can be (Figure 1).

Causes Analysis:

Drainage valve seal impurities;

Drainage valve seal breakage, bubbles;

Drainage valve seal missing;

Treatment options:

1. Drainage valve seal impurities at the ring affect the water seals. Drain valve will be removed, and then remove the seal for cleaning, and finally installed back into the seal (Figure 2);

2. drain valve seal broken or air bubbles will lead to seal less tightly. Replace the seal can be (Figure 2);

3. Drainage valve without a seal water parts will lose sealing performance, need to install a seal (Figure 2).


Causes Analysis:

Water inlet valve float stuck;

Treatment options:

Water inlet valve float stuck: after the tank is full of water, the water inlet valve float is not floating, resulting in water has been non-stop. The tank has been into the water, so that the water from the drain valve overflow pipe overflow into the toilet, thus causing a long flow of water. At this point we need to toggle the water valve float so that the float floats, stop the water. Most of the float stuck because of water quality problems at the accumulation of scale float, white vinegar can be used to remove to avoid again stuck float, and regular cleaning maintenance (Figure 3).

Causes Analysis:

Impurities in the pressurized water chamber of the water inlet valve.


Impurities in the water inlet valve pressure chamber affect the seal of the water pressure chamber, resulting in the inlet valve has been feeding water, remove the water pressure chamber, clean the water control diaphragm and water pressure chamber (Figure 4);

We all use toilets every day, how many of these toilet tips do you know?


How do you improve toilet hydraulics?

Adjustment of the press lever

Many families use the toilet after a long time, it will appear out of the toilet strain, flushing strength is not enough. You think it is the aging toilet, in fact, only needs a trick, you can easily solve this problem.

Toilet drainage is not smooth for many reasons, one may be because the top of the toilet by pressing the bar is too low. This can adjust their own.

Open the toilet tank, in the corresponding screws to adjust the position of the pressure rod on it. This is because the principle of toilet flushing is to press the tank according to the length of the pressure bar. If the lever is too short, there will not be enough pressure, resulting in a lack of water power.

Translation: Adjust the length of the screw.

Adjusting the water inlet valve

Another reason for the lack of water power in the toilet may be that the water level in the inlet valve in the tank is too low, resulting in a weak flush. The solution to this problem is also very simple. Open the sink, remove the inlet valve above the clasp.

After removing the clasp, then turn the clasp counterclockwise. Place the other end towards the location of the tray down a few more rings, so that you can increase the pressure of the water inlet tray, thereby increasing the flushing force.

Source: Tencent Video Zhao Feng TV

Cleaning of outlet pipes

Clogged pipes are also a possible cause of poor water flow. In such cases, then the pipes need to be unclogged. To solve this problem, all you need is a bottle of Coke.

Pour the Coke into the toilet and leave it overnight, so that the carbonic acid inside the Coke fully dissolves the alkali elements inside the pipe dirt, the next day a flush of clear water will solve the problem.

This is because the main component of Coke is carbonic acid, carbonic acid will react with the dirt on the toilet, which will reduce the dirt on the inside of the toilet wall adsorption, so that dirt off quickly.


How to be more water-efficient?

Put a bottle of water in the tank.

Many household toilets don’t really need that much water when flushing, especially when urinating. But the amount of water stored in the tank is fixed, how can we adjust it? The solution to this problem is easy too, just a bottle of water will do the trick.

Prepare a large bottle full of water, open the water tank and put the bottle in it. Put the lid on it and you are done. The principle is that the bottle of water can take up a large part of the volume of the tank, it is equivalent to each flush can save a bottle of water, thus reducing the amount of stored water, to achieve the purpose of water conservation.

Source: Tencent Video

Cleaning the toilet tank

Another very practical way to save water is to clean the toilet tank. Find a clean bottle, add two spoons of washing powder and two spoons of detergent to it in turn, fill the bottle with water, shake it several times to make the full integration.


Pour more washing powder into the empty bottle.
Squeeze about a spoonful more detergent.
Shake to melt the detergent and washing powder.

Using a drill, poke a few holes in the bottle cap and body to ensure that a small amount of liquid can flow out of the bottle.


Then poke a hole in the cap.
Poke another hole on the top of the bottle.

Then put the water bottle into the water tank, on the one hand, the water bottle can occupy the volume, up the role of water saving. On the other hand, the detergent in the water bottle can flow out with the water, that is, when the flush cleaning, do not wash back to the water.

Source: Tencent Video


Open the toilet tank.
The plastic bottle volume can be a water saver.
That means washing when you flush; returning water when you do not flush.


Toilet cleaning tips


If you have smokers in your home, you can collect the soot and sprinkle it into the toilet where there is a buildup of dirt and yellow spots. Start brushing with a brush an hour after sprinkling the soot, and rinse with water afterwards to ensure the toilet is white and shiny.

Sanding paper

Don’t throw away the leftover sandpaper at home, it is a big helper in cleaning the toilet. If the toilet bowl is used for a long time, some dead spots are easy to form water rust. This can be used with super-fine water-resistant sandpaper, gently sanded, water rust will disappear.

White vinegar + toothpaste

Pour a spoonful of white vinegar into the toilet bowl, soak for half an hour, and squeeze in toothpaste. Both of these household products can react chemically with the calcium carbonate in the dirt. Subsequently, with a brush, the dirt on the inside of the toilet will come off.


Don’t discard any used soap heads in your home, keep them together in a stocking. Wearing rubber gloves, scrub the wall of the toilet with a stocking covered soap head will help to remove stains directly.


Shampoo can be used not only to condition your hair, but also to wash it. You can either pour a spoonful of your home shampoo into the toilet bowl to dissolve it until it foams up, or you can also use the leftover shampoo from shampooing your hair. After soaking for an hour, rinse with water. Toilet bowl dirt is easily washed away.




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