Indoor plumbing is one of the greatest inventions mankind has ever known, and the toilet is its crown jewel. Imagine what your life would be like without the toilet. Life would be less sanitary and convenient, and it might also be just a bit more uncomfortable. Needless to say, you probably appreciate your toilet—but do you know how it works?

Most household commodes use a gravity flow system. When the water closet empties, it causes suction that pulls the waste from the bowel down the pipe and into the septic tank or sewage system. To learn more about how toilets work, watch this video from

If your toilet is leaking, backed up, or just not working right, contact the licensed plumbers at Arrow Plumbing, Inc. For over 10 years, Arrow Plumbing of Libertyville has provided quality plumbing services for homes and businesses in the Chicagoland area. To schedule plumbing service today, call us at (888) 349-8161.