Your toilet cistern holds the water that is necessary to flush your toilet after use. It is an essential part of a sanitary bathroom system. Another common term for a cistern of a toilet is its tank. In most modern toilets, you’ll find the cistern attached to the back of the toilet. You might find the cistern mounted high above the toilet in older bathrooms.
Cistern parts can help in flushing and ensure the toilet bowl refills with clean water. Cistern spares allow you to address a wide range of issues with your toilet without having to replace it.
Cistern spares help control water flow and prevent overflow and clogs. A valve ball float connects to the incoming water supply and floats with the rising water level. It helps fill the tank and avoid overflow due to low water pressure in your system, or backflow.
A toilet syphon works to push toilet water up and down throughout the cistern to maintain regular flow. A broken syphon will no longer be able to push water into the cistern after a flush.
Washers and O-rings work to tightly seal all cistern parts together to prevent leaks. O-rings seal the drainpipe to avoid splash-up and water damage to your floor. A properly fitting O-ring is also necessary because it keeps out any unwanted sewer gas smells from your bathroom.
Maintaining your toilet and replacing faulty cistern spares will extend the life of your toilet. Cistern parts provide inexpensive fixes before toilet and bathroom plumbing issues escalate into expensive repairs.