Having to flush your toilet a couple of times before clearing your contents is often annoying. One starts to wonder, what could be wrong with this toilet? Why can’t I just get this done in a single flush? Is something wrong with the flush? This and many more questions might keep popping into your mind. However, not only will you be wasting your precious time, but also some quantity of water. Sometimes, you might need to result in fetching water in a bucket and pouring it manually into the toilet before getting the job.
Oftentimes, the reason your contents might not go in a single flush might be caused by clogs. Clogs can occur in two ways. First, there’s a clog caused by the introduction of foreign materials or objects into the bottom of the toilet, thereby partially blocking the drain pipes and hindering the free flow of water. These types of clogs can be cleared using the plumber’s snake or toilet auger. Another kind of clog is caused by the deposition of minerals such as calcium, lime, and some debris particles, which builds up in the jet holes (and also rim feed) of the toilet bowl. These deposits restrict and block the flow of water through the pipes. Either way, they both cause an incomplete flush – which could otherwise be referred to as weak.
If you’re observant, you must have noticed that some toilets flush better than others… and we’re left with no choice than to ask ourselves, why do some toilets flush better than others? The reason is not far-fetched and might be due to the type or design of the toilet or plumbing error. Usually, the plumbing of a building tends to affect its power.
The benefits of having a stronger toilet flush cannot be overemphasized. Of course, you’ll be able to dispose of your human waste quickly and efficiently. You’ll also be able to have high and better pressure. Higher pressure is good because it tends to assist in unclogging your toilet when your toilet bowl is lightly clogged.
However, if you do not have a stronger flush, here are quick and straightforward tips on how to make your toilet flush stronger. Guess what, you don’t need to be an expert or know every part of the toilets before you can improve your toilet flush.
How to Make a Toilet Flush Stronger
First and foremost, you’ll need to clean your toilet and check for leaks or damages. Do you know that cleaning your toilet properly helps to unclog valves from the water tank to the toilet bowl? This is why most old and dirty toilets don’t usually have a strong toilet flush. If you want to have and maintain a stronger flush toilet, you should clean your toilets at least once a week.
Next, you might need to adjust your water level or capacity. If the water level of your toilet is too low, then your toilet won’t be adequately flushed. To improve the water level, lift the cover of your water tank. You’ll see that one level rod is connecting two main parts. If you look closely, you’ll observe that the rod has different places at the end where it’s attached. When you attach the level rod higher, then you’ll allow more water in your tank, and your toilet flush will be stronger.
You might consider adjusting your flapper. A toilet flapper is a cup-shaped fixture that covers an opening leading to the toilet bowl at the bottom of the tank. It’s attached to the toilet handle via a metallic rod or chain. Water might leak from the tank if the flapper is old or worn-out. So, check if the flapper doesn’t rise enough or closes too quickly when you let go of the handle. If it does, replace or adjust it.
Also, you can increase your toilet flush pressure by clearing out the siphon jets to have a stronger flush. Here is how to increase toilet flush pressure using this method: First, shut off the toilet’s water supply, remove and set aside the toilet tank lid, and fill the tank with vinegar. Vinegar is mild natural acids, which is perfect for disinfecting and dissolving dirt. Then place a duct tape over the siphon jets and flush the toilet. After waiting for some time, remove the tape and clear the jets.