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4 Steps To Stop Your Constantly Flushing Commercial Toilet

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

4 Steps To Stop Your Commercial Toilet From Flushing Constantly

A constantly running commercial toilet is a sign that something is wrong with the flushometer, the part that runs water into the toilet bowl. Besides being a nuisance for you and your company, a never-ending flush hikes up your building's water bill and could lead to toilet overflow and water damage. If the toilet at your business in Norman, OK, is continuously flushing, follow the steps below to stop a toilet flood.

How To Prevent Toilet Overflow
Before working on your toilet, determine if it has a manual or automatic flushometer. Manual flushometers can be fixed by:

  • Shut off water: Insert a flat screwdriver into a slot on either side of the flushometer to turn off water flow.
  • Take off lid and flange cover: Loosen the flushometer lid with a wrench and unscrew it. Remove the flange cover, noting that water may spill.
  • Clean gasket and weep hole: Take the gasket out of the flushometer and thoroughly clean off any sediment. Use a pin or small, pointy object to scrape out the weep hole.
  • Replace parts: Put the gasket back in the flushometer, screwing on the flange cover and lid. Turn on the water again using the flat screwdriver.

For an automatic flushometer, turn off the water with a screwdriver, similar to a manual apparatus. Then hold down the chrome button used to flush the toilet manually. If you hear two clicks two seconds apart, you need to clean or replace the diaphragm kit under the flushometer's lid.

What To Do If The Toilet Keeps Running
Suppose your toilet continues to flush after you attempt to fix it. In that case, you may need to replace the gasket or tighten the solenoid. Knowing how to make a toilet stop constantly flushing will save your business from needing water damage cleanup and keep your utility costs down. Take the proper steps to prevent toilet overflow and keep your building safe.

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