How to Make Toilet Flush Stronger?

People always want to add toilets with a stronger flushing system in their homes which can clear the bowl in a single flushing. Sometimes the mechanism and parts inside the water tank become faulty and do not allow sufficient water to move into the bowl.

How to Make Toilet Flush Stronger? You can make the toilet flush stronger by adding high-flow toilets, installing Flushmate, and checking plumbing vents. Moreover, it is also necessary to open the water supply valve fully and increase the chain length. Clear jet holes, remove debris from the flush valve, clear traps, relocate float and flush with vinegar solution.

The stronger flushing system clears the solid waste quickly and saves water for a better environment. Water pressure also decreases with time because of the aging of internal flushing components.

Add high-flow toilets

People install low-flow toilets nowadays because these use less water per flush. These do not have stronger pressure like high-flow toilets with a powerful mechanism.

These former ones are famous because they are WaterSense certified and prevent water waste. The efficiency of these fixtures decreases with time because of the aging of their components.

However, these do not clear the bowl properly at once. You have to press the button or lever two to three times for bowl clearing and wait for the tank’s refilling.

Installing the latter ones is better because they have a powerful system, and you can clear the bowl in a single time. It also saves water because you do not need frequent flushing to remove solid waste from the drain pipes.

Install Flushmate

Flushmate is the pressure-assisted system people install in their toilets to strengthen their flushing system. It is more powerful than the gravity-assisted system, which can also lose strength over time.

It is a pressure-assisted system that uses compressed air to increase water pressure. These are plastic-enclosed containers, and you can install them in the cisterns.

The compressed air increases the water pressure, making the flushing system stronger. You can clear the bowl by pressing the button at a single time.

Moreover, I prefer to add them to my new toilets because they save water.

Check plumbing vents

The plumbing system contains the vent pipes that are located on the roof of your home. These vents remove unwanted odors and gas from the drainpipes while maintaining the water pressure.

The clogged plumbing vents decrease the water pressure moving into the bowl, leading to poor flushing and removal of solid waste into drain pipes.

The gas cannot move outside from the pipes because of clogging and disturbing the water pressure. You can also hear the gurgling sound from your bathroom due to clogged vents.

Check the plumbing vent pipe on your roof and use the sieved covers to protect them from dust, debris, and leaves accumulation.

Inspect the length of the chain

Toilet tanks contain a metal chain to open the flush valve and regulate water flow. The chain lifts the flapper seal when you press the handle or lever.

It is made of metal material, and rust can come on it, which increases the risk of their breaking. The broken chain cannot pull up the flapper seal, which leads to insufficient water flow into the bowl.

The issue also comes because of incorrect chain length, which cannot open the rubber seal completely and decrease the water pressure.

Open the tank lid and inspect the metal chain by operating them manually. Add the new chain of the correct length if it is smaller.

Paint the chain with rustproof coats so water does not increase the rust risk on them.

Fully open the water supply valve

Toilet water tanks are connected to water supply valves to fill the water. It is located on the wall and connects the fixture from the bottom end.

Sometimes the valve becomes faulty and cannot fill the tank correctly, reducing the overall water pressure and weak flushing.

It is necessary to check the water supply valve and its functioning for a powerful mechanism. Open this valve fully so it allows easy and quick tank refilling.

Check the inlet screen and unclog them once a month to maintain water pressure.

Clean jet holes

Jet holes are present on the rim area of the toilets and push water from the tank to the bowl. These can get clogged because of contaminated water, high mineral content, and algae buildup.

Bacterial species can also grow on them and block these holes, leading to weak flushing and insufficient water pressure.

It is necessary to clear these for smooth water flow to clear the bowl. Turn off the water supply, clear the tank, and pour vinegar into them.

Press the flush handle so the vinegar solution moves through rim holes and unclogs the mineral residues and algae growth. You can also use an old toothbrush, bobby pins, thin metal wire, and an old cloth hanger to scrub the mineral residues from them.

You can also pour the commercial toilet cleaning solution in rim areas to unclog them.

Remove debris from the flapper seal

Flapper is a cup-like structure made of rubber material to create a watertight seal and prevent unnecessary water from flowing into the bowl from the tank.

The worn-out or bad flapper seals allow water to drip into the bowl and weaken the flushing system. Inspect the flapper seal properly to create enough water pressure for powerful flushing.

Replace the cracked or worn-out flappers with new ones to prevent leakages. In addition, these can also move away from the original location and allow water to drip.

Realign the flapper and adjust its position properly for the correct water flow. Sometimes these do not function because of algae, mineral residues, and bacteria buildup on their sides.

I cleaned them with bristled brushes after every 3 to 4 weeks to increase their working efficiency.

Clear traps

Clogged drain lines and traps affect the flushing mechanism, and you can keep them stronger by clearing the traps. Avoid adding non-breakable items other than solid waste in them because these are non-disintegrating and cause problems.

Sometimes the solid waste clogs the drain lines because of their narrow size and cracked walls. Pour hot water into the traps weekly to clear the drain lines properly.

I prefer to clean my toilets with bleach once a week so it can break the non-flushable items that I accidentally throw in the bowl.

My kids usually throw small items in the bowl, so I use a plunger daily for their removal.

Inspect float position 

The refill valve contains the float assembly to fill the tank at the appropriate level. It rises up to the marked level when the refill valve allows water refill in the tank.

Sometimes float assembly becomes faulty, and they do not move at the maximum marked position, allowing less water filling.

The less water in the tank leads to a weak and poor flushing mechanism. Check the float valve assembly and reposition the float to increase the water filling level and strengthen the system.

Open the tank lid and adjust the float height by loosening the mounted screws with a screwdriver.

Flush tank with vinegar solution

Mineral residues also build up on the walls of the tank and different parts and reduce the working efficiency of these parts.

It is necessary to clear up the mineral residues twice every 6 months so it cannot hinder the functioning of chain and flapper seals. Pour the vinegar solution into the toilet tank, leave it for 3 to 4 minutes, and then flush the water.

You can increase the efficiency of the vinegar solution by squeezing 1 to 2 lemons in them. You can also use dishwashing detergents instead of vinegar solution for better results.

I used a small brush to scrub the dried mineral residues after flushing and drying the tank. Moreover, you can also use other acidic cleaners to clear up the limestone buildup.

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