Toilet not flushing properly?

A normal, old fashioned toilet cistern uses too much water as it is, so when it's faulty and leaking it doesn't bare thinking about!

If you have an old single flush toilet that doesnt flush when you pull the lever you will find yourself waiting for the cistern to fill enough to have another go, and then hoping the flush kicks in to clear the bowl below.

The average person in England and Wales use about 150 litres per day in the home. It is estimated that this is a small percentage of the daily usage and an average person could consume over 3,400 litres per day every day. This would take into the account all the products that we consume, the cars we drive and the food we eat.

With a new Dual flush, push button valve you take control back of your water consumption and lose the frustration.

Toilet flushing accounts for over 1,900 megalitres of water per day. This could be reduced to 1450m megalitres per day by 2020 if a good mix of policies are adapted.

Reasons why your toilet may not be flushing

1. If you have an old fasioned lever flush toilet, it is most likely to have a Syphon for flushing. The Syphon contains a pvc sheet called a Diaphgram and this is required to create a vacum and lift the water required for flushing, if this is split or perished, it cannot function.

2. The flush handle may have worked loose from many uses and is not turning the link chain sufficiently to lift the diaghram.

3. The link between the handle and the syphon is twisted / stretched / broken and is failing to lift the syphon enough to create the vacuum needed.

How to resolve these problems

The simple, and cost effective answer is to replace the old, outdated syphon with a fleximount Flush Valve.

Not only will this be far more reliable for flushing, but it will give you the following benefits.

  • Convert an old single flush toilet to a Dual Flush
  • Save water, and if you are metered, money
  • Convert an old toilet with an external overflow into an internal overflow

Browse our range of flush valves here

Did you know?

The Environment Agency has developed a methodology for identifying and classifying relative levels of water stress in water company areas in England. The Government has used this map to designate areas of serious water stress for the purpose of accelerating water metering.

Water Stress