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Toilet Repair & Services for Residential Properties by JC Plumbing

Toilets are sanitation fixtures which are used primarily for the disposal of human excrement and urine, often found in a small room referred to as a toilet or at times bathroom, as commonly referred to by many people.

The most common type of toilets that are located in most people’s home are the flush toilets. The only difference would actually come in the designing of the flush toilet, but all in all, the flush toilet is the most common toilet in the world.

Typical flush toilets are vitreous ceramic bowl containing water plus special plumbing made to be rapidly filled with more water. The water in the toilet bowl is connected to a hollow drain pipe shaped like a upside down U connecting the drain. One side of the U channel is arranged as a hollow siphon tube longer than the water in the bowl is high. The siphon tube then connects to the drain. The bottom of the upside down U-shaped drain pipe limits the height of the water in the bowl before it flows down the drain. If water is poured slowly into the toilet bowl it simply flows over the bottom of the upside down U and pours slowly down the drain. The water in the bowl both acts as a barrier to sewer gas entering and as a receptacle for waste. Sewer gas is vented though a vent pipe attached to the sewer line.

When a person flushes a flush toilet, a valve opens which allows the toilet tank’s water to quickly enter the toilet bowl. This rapid influx of water into the toilet bowl of the tank water causes the swirling water in the bowl to rapidly rise and fill the upside down U-shaped drain and the siphon tube mounted in the back of the toilet. The siphon action rapidly pulls nearly all of the water and waste in the bowl and the on-rushing tank water down the drain. When most of the water has drained out of the bowl, the continuous column of water up and over the bottom of the upside-down U-shaped drain pipe is broken when air enters the siphon tube. The toilet then gives its characteristic gurgle as the siphon action ceases and no more water flows out of the toilet. After flushing, the toilet refills and is ready to be used again.

Toilets are essentially the one thing that cannot be lacked in a house. Toilets are important and the level of their importance is stressed by the fact that there is no household or office in the world that lacks a toilet.