How a Toilet Tank Works

While you would be hard-pressed to find a home without a toilet in Linthicum, finding someone aside from a plumber who knows how a toilet works may be difficult as well. If you find yourself in a situation where you need toilet repair, it helps to understand how the appliance works. Watch this video for a brief look at how a toilet tank works.

Most people are only familiar with the bowl and the flushing mechanism, but the unsung heroes of the toilet lie within the tank. When you press down on the flushing lever, the flush valve lifts up and allows several gallons of water to rush into the toilet bowl, causing it to syphon out of the base. As the water moves from tank to bowl, the filler float drops to the bottom of the tank. The tank then fills back up with water until the filler float returns to its position.