November 09,2021

How the Toilet Tanks Work

Your toilet is something that sees use very often in your home, meaning it can experience a lot of wear and tear. As a homeowner, it's important to understand how your toilet works and how you can easily fix it if something goes wrong. Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, it is our goal to keep your plumbing appliances working properly, and in order to do so, we provide you with reliable plumbing services and the education you need to maintain your plumbing appliances during your visits with us.


Today, we are diving deep into what the inside of our toilets looks like. Why is this important? By knowing the ins and outs of our toilets, we can properly use them and fix them if need be. Your toilets main job is to flush away waste from your home, keeping you and your family safe and healthy. Your toilet tank is a crucial part of taking waste away from your home, so it's important to know how it works. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to teach you everything you need to know about your toilets.

Let's Take a Look At The Inside of Your Toilet

Below, these are the main components of your toilet tank. These are things you should know where to locate and what their main purpose is when it comes to taking away waste from your home. Let's not waste any more time and get into what the inside of your toilet looks like

  • The handle & handle arm: While most homeowners know both of these, this is the part of your toilet that you use to flush down the waste in your toilet bowl. Both are used each time the toilet is used, and it's important to know when it's not working properly.
  • The chain: The chain is the component inside your toilet tank that connects your toilet handle to the flapper.
  • Flapper: The flapper is the rubber part inside your toilet bowl that keeps the drain of your toilet tank closed between flushes.
  • Drain hole: Your drain hole is an important part of your toilet. This part connects your toilet tank to your toilet bowl.
  • The fill valve: This is a device that refills your tank after use, preparing it for the next flush.
  • Refill tube: This is a rubber piece that pushes wastewater from your fill valve to the tank of your toilet.
  • Filler float/Float ball: depending on your toilet, you may have one or the other. These tell your fill valve when it's time to turn on the water when your tank is empty, making sure your tank is always filled.
  • Overflow tube: If your filler float or float ball fails, the overflow tube is a backup to ensure your tank is filled to the proper amount. If there is any extra water, it redirects it to your toilet bowl.

Do you need help from an emergency plumber for your toilet? Is it time for a toilet replacement? Are you looking to add on a new bathroom in your home and you need toilet installation services? Whatever you need, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to provide. Call us anytime to learn more!

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