3 Toilet Secrets You Never Knew

Most people think that the toilet works in such a way that after pushing the handle, a trapdoor hidden somewhere opens up and swallows completely the bowl content. That is not how it really functions. Most of household toilet bowls function using the bowl siphon. A siphon functions by exploiting weight differences in the two water color columns.

In a toilet, at the back of the bowl is a siphon. Once you push down the handle of the toilet down, water from reservoir tacks behind the toilets starts filling the bowl faster than the water can dare flow over the bend siphon. Water instead seeks its level in the bowl and the siphon tube hence completing the siphon and emptying it. The bowl empties faster than the water running into it such that once the bowl gets emptied it is refilled quickly. The water amounts running in the bowl is set in such a way that when complete its level is quite low to be completed by water running in the siphon. The water valve from reservoir tank closes such that water from the plumbing connection fills the tank again and the cycle continues. This gives a clear explanation of how a toilet gets flushed by filling a bucket with water not requiring reservoir tanks.

2.) Cleaning the toilet secret.

Toilet cleaning for toilets with satins from hard water is quite painful. The mineral stains from hard water leaves the toilet bowl with a rusty and brown look. The secret ingredient to cleaning such stains is using cleaning vinegar. Cleaning vinegar unlike distilled vinegar is more powerful as it contains acidity 6% compared to the distilled acidity 5%. All you need is a plunger handy, scrub brush, towel and cleaning vinegar. Toilet paper is too a necessity.

Steps to cleaning

  • Step 1: using the plunger, clear from the toilet all the water. Use the towel for soaking any extra water to make the bowl completely dry and empty.
  • Step 2: into the toilet bowl, pour out cleaning vinegar such that it covers all the stains from the hard water.
  • Step 3: get the toilet paper soaked in the cleaning vinegar then apply the vinegar under the toilet’s rim ensuring the vinegar sticks right to the toilet bowl. Leave it for all the night.
  • Step 4: when the toilet gets fully soaked, get off the toilet paper then use a scrub brush for scrubbing the already loose stains. Flush the toilet afterwards to finish.
  • Step 5: apply other vinegar coat if necessary such that all stains get scrubbed away.

3.)  Secret on potty toilet training.

Some of the tricks that ensure smooth running of the training process include:

 Get off any distractions.

For only three days, turn off you TV and put your phone down. Focus all the attention to the child been trained which makes it quite easy and stress-free afterwards.

Give the child full control.

Formerly before coming up potty toilet training, kids were using bathrooms built in the house. This attracted reminding the child every time that they should visit the toilet. Potty training requires the kids to tell the guardian whenever they feel like visiting the toilet. Such is driven by self-awareness and makes the child feel in full control of the process.

Stop using pull-ups and diapers.

Getting rid of these will prevent excuses from either parent or the child and also helps parents to focus on the child and the child learning.

4.) Testing flushing capabilities of the toilet.

Formerly, flushing capability was measured by tossing plastic balls ¾ inch into the toilet bowl then pull the handle. For a pass, a toilet had to flush out at least 75 balls of 100 balls. Another test that was carried out included the floating media. The measure was rated in such a way that 100% of the floating media translated to very good, while ones leaving pieces below five where good and fair was given to ones leaving about six to ten units. The toilet bowls that left more than ten units were termed poor. However, this was quite ineffective as toilets are good at flushing down such balls. Researchers later came up with using miso which is quite effective. Miso is made of primarily cooked soya beans. Miso test incorporates, putting miso paste in a cylinder to test the efficiency of flushing.