The toilet handle is on the right side of the tank, which releases water with pressure when you press it with your hand. You cannot use handles for flushing when these can get damaged, or you can see cracks in them.
How to Flush a Toilet Without a Handle? You can flush the toilet without a handle by using a bucket, pour water directly into the tank, pull the chain and flapper seal, and use handheld showers and water pipes.
You cannot use the handle for flushing when the mounted screws become loose and disturb their movement. However, you can flush the toilets with other methods if you cannot afford to replace them urgently.
Using a bucket
Flushing toilets after use is necessary to remove the bathroom smell and maintain hygienic conditions. Sometimes the handle becomes faulty, and you cannot use them.
You can do the procedure manually when experts are not available on a single call to resolve the problem. It is necessary to drain the bowl with water because poop can get dry and become hard to remove or cause clogging in the draining system.
You can try the manual methods by pouring water from an outside source. Use the small buckets and fill them with tap water or any other source.
Open the flip cover of the toilet seat fixing and pour water. It is necessary to pour the water slowly in starting and then increase the speed at the end for better flushing.
The type of bucket is essential for pouring water for its easy handling. Use the ones that are better to grasp in your hands, and you cannot spill water on the floor in your surroundings.
You can also use gallons for this manual procedure instead of buckets. Repeat the process or add more gallons of water if the drains are not cleaned properly.
Avoid excessive water because it can cause overfilling of the bowl and contaminated water on the floor. Instead, wipe off the floor’s spillage using a dry mop to prevent slipping.
Add water to the toilet tank
You can add the water to the toilet tank and manually operate the flush lever for their downward movement. The handle presses the flush lever, which disengages the flapper seal for water movement.
Use the small bucket or gallon to fill the water in the cistern at its proper level. It is also necessary to consider their maximum level to avoid leakage and overfilling.
You can add 4 to 6 gallons in the tank to fill them. However, the water gallons also depend on the size and model of the toilets present in your bathroom.
The overfilling causes the water to drip on the floor and which can make the floor dirty and slippery. Instead, fill the water in the tank up to the overflow valve and at the maximum level mark.
Press the flush lever with your hand, and you can see the disengagement of the flapper seal. It pulls in an upward direction, and water can move into the bowl through inlet hoses.
Pulling the chain up
The chain is attached to the flush lever, allowing the flapper seal to open and close. These chains have various lengths according to the tank size and toilets.
These are metal chains and are connected with a flapper seal. These contract and relax to move the rubber seals up and down for water movement.
You can manually operate these chains to lift toilets’ flapper seal and flushing when their handles are broken, and their screws are loose.
Open the lid of the tank, and you can see the metal chain of the rod connected with the flapper. Pull the chain or lever to lift the rubber seal and allow water movement.
Keep the tank lid open until the plumber arrives to resolve the problem permanently.
Lift up the flapper seal
The flapper seal is the rubber material that is present on the bottom of the cistern. The primary function of this rubber seal is to control the water flow.
The flapper seal prevents water leakage and dripping into the toilets. The toilet’s handle engages the flush lever and allows the upward movement of the flapper.
The water comes down when the flapper moves upward for flushing purposes. You can manually lift up the flapper seals when handles become faulty and you cannot engage them.
You can wear gloves because you have to dip your hand in the water. The cistern’s water is not contaminated or unhygienic and is the same as tap water.
Remove the lid of the tank and move toward the bottom side. Pull the rubber seal upward, and water moves down to clear the draining system.
You can try the flapper seal pulling-up method when chains are broken and are not appropriately aligned at their specific location.
It is necessary to manually operate the flapper seal when the chain is disconnected from them.
Using a shower
Handheld showers are present near the toilets for bathing purposes. Many people have full bathrooms in their houses with showers attached to the toilet systems.
These are present in your nearby locations, and you can easily use them for flushing toilets when the handle is not working.
You can remove this bathing shower from its mounts and turn them on to flush the bowl with water.
It is necessary to keep the handheld showers close to the drain because pressurized water droplets come on your cloth when it comes in contact with the bowl surface.
It is better to flush the toilets with an external water source when the handles are not working correctly. Sinks are present in bathrooms, along with bathtubs and other accessories.
You can attach the water pipe with nearby sinks to pour the water into the bowl. It is easy because you do not have to fill the heavy buckets.
In addition, it is less hectic because it is challenging for people to hold the water-filled buckets and take them to the water source and then to the toilets.
PVC or flexible water pipes are best because you can also detach them from the faucets when they are not in use. Then, turn on the faucet and keep the pipe in the draining system for proper cleaning.
Turn on the faucets fully to create pressure for better flushing. Keep the pipe in the drain and turn off the water supply from the facets.
Keep the pipes on the lid of the bowl because they can also spill on the floor and makes them slippery.