How to Flush When the Water is Off?

So you need to flush the toilet but the water is turned off. What will you do? You need to find out why there is no water available and what you need to do in case of an emergency. Here we shall discuss a few ways to flush a toilet when the water is not available.

So the first thing you need to know is the reason as to why there is no water available. There could be a problem with the water pipes at your home or workplace, or there might be something wrong with the water supply. If there is a problem with your piping system, you can always call a plumber to fix the problem. If there is a problem with the water supply such as a power outage, however, it can be beyond your control. You can report it to the authorities; but there’s not much else you can do about it.

So coming back to the topic, with no water in the commode, how can you flush? If you are in this situation, then the following tips might be able to help you out with that.

Tips to Flush When No Water is Available:

  1. You can use a bucket of water and pour it directly into the toilet so that it works just like a flush.
  2. If you do not need to immediately use the toilet, you can fill the toilet tank beforehand by removing the tank cover and adding water. This way, whenever you have to use the flush, you can just push the button, and your toilet will work just as it normally does. If there is a scarcity of water, you do not need to fill the tank to the top; half way through will do the job just fine.
  3. Always keep a supply of water on hand for emergencies. You never know when you might need it. Large water containers are available in the market. You can buy that and keep it as an emergency supply of water, both for drinking and for flushing.

It is always best to get any problem fixed as soon as possible, in the meantime hopefully these tips will help.

March 23, 2016



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