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How To Repair a Commercial Toilet That Won't Stop Flushing

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Bathroom with flooding Commercial toilets that continuously flush can wastewater and lead to a toilet overflow

Steps To Take When Your Commercial Toilet Won't Stop Flushing

Clogs are probably the cause of toilet overflow that people are most concerned with; however, a malfunctioning flushometer can also lead to a toilet flood. If your commercial toilet won't stop flushing, consider taking these steps.

1. Shut Off the Water Supply

The first thing you will probably want to do to temporarily stop a toilet from flushing and avoid a toilet overflow is to shut off the water supply to the flushometer. To do this, look for a flat slot on the side of the flushometer and use a flathead screwdriver to turn it clockwise until the water shuts off. Some models may have a cap over the slot that needs to be removed by unscrewing or prying it off.

2. Clean the Existing Gasket or Diaphram Assembly

If your toilet has a manual flushometer, you can attempt to clean the gasket by using a wrench to unscrew the lid and then remove the flange cover. This will expose the gasket, which may have sediment buildup that could be causing the problem. For an automatic flushometer, try pressing and holding the button or manual flush control. If you hear clicks two seconds apart, the diaphragm kit or solenoid needs cleaned or replaced. These parts can be accessed by removing the top of the flushometer.

3. Replace the Parts

If cleaning the parts doesn't solve your problem, or you notice that the parts appear worn or damaged, then you may want to replace them. If this still doesn't solve your problem, then you will probably need to contact a plumber in Galena Park, TX.
Commercial toilets that continuously flush can wastewater and lead to a toilet overflow. Following these steps may help you avoid water damage from a toilet flood. However, if a flood has already occurred, you may want to take steps to avoid further damage by contacting a water damage restoration service.

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