Although it is easy to assume that within the United States, toilet technology is primarily the same whether it is used in a commercial or residential setting, the truth is that tankless toilets are a significant exclusion to that statement. Specifically, the toilets in most homes are connected to an adjacent tank of water that flushes and allows it to fill.

Without that tank of water, many commercial toilets use a valve to release a pre-determined about of water to that tank. When that valve fails to do so, issues with the tankless unit are likely to occur. In that instance, it is a good idea to be aware of the following information to help you to establish what the problem is.

Confirm That the Power Source That Supplies the Water Is Functioning Properly

It is often surprising to discover that because tankless toilets don't hook up directly to the plumbing within the facility, the valve that allows the water to be released to the toilets must be controlled by a power source. In most facilities, that power source is electricity, so when there is a problem with the electricity, the toilets will usually not flush as they should.

Therefore, if you flush the toilet and water does not enter the tank as it expected to, it is best to verify that the electricity is working as it should. If possible, find the fuse box and flip the applicable switch. Alternatively, it will also behoove you to flip the power switch or other electrically powered unit within the room to check on the functionality of the electricity. If the issue persists, proceed to the next step.

Examine Parts that May Not Be Working

If the problem persists and you are sure that the power to the unit is not the problem, it is time to assess the parts themselves that you can see. For instance, when that valve will not open, water will not be allowed to enter the unit.

Therefore, it may be either the handle that is worn too badly to work or it could be the valve itself that is worn too badly. After removing the handle, examine it to be sure that all of the pieces are intact. If so, it may be the valve. Given that the valve is not easy to get to and can be challenging to remove or replace, it's best to speak with an expert at that point.  

In conclusion, tankless toilets in a commercial setting have been a new addition to many businesses in recent years. Since its technology works a bit differently than its predecessors, the facts shared above will be quite useful. For more assistance, contact a commercial plumbing service.