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Is It Time To Replace Your Toilet?

Most of us don’t give much thought to our toilets at home or at the office other than we are very glad they are there when we need them.  Seems the only time those porcelain bowls get much notice is when they aren’t working, or when we are ready to redecorate.  Water conservation has become top priority in an environmentally sensitive world and economic concerns are even greater.  Therefore, for those who are truly concerned about saving water, or simply want to limit their water intake to reduce costs, consider buying a new toilet.

Most environmentally friendly toilets use the standard 1.6 gallons per flush, but unlike older models, newer models are equipped with features to reduce the amount of water necessary to perform a good flush.  If you are still using an old model, your toilet may be using up to 3.5 gallons per flush.  Regulations were put in place in 1994 requiring all new systems to use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush.  For those in the “old toilet” category, you have a lot to look forward to with a new model.  Think of the savings!  In addition, it’s probably time for some renovations anyhow.

When shopping for a new toilet, price should not be as important as size, performance and its conservation abilities.  A standard toilet averages fifteen inches (measuring from tank to toilet).  The most important characteristic to consider when shopping is the amount of space between the bathroom wall and base of the floor drain.  Modern homes average between ten and 12 inches while older homes usually measure about fourteen.

Low Flow toilets are six gallon tanks and the most common type of head sold today.  Low Flows were originally designed to accommodate new conservation laws with features aiding in flushing (reducing the need for excessive water) such as gravity fed and pressure assisted toilets.  The gravity fed toilet utilizes the weight of the water from the tank to help push waste through the system while the pressure assisted toilet uses compressed air.  The most noticeable difference between the two models is the sound.  Pressure assisted tanks tend to be more noisy.

Wall Hung Toilets definitely offer a unique look as they may be mounted on a wall or over a drain.  This newer model also offers the option to install the tank outside or inside the wall.  Obviously, for space saving and decorating purposes, this modern day feature has gained a great deal of popularity.

If saving water is a primary concern, a Two Flush Toilet is an even better alternative.  As this design includes two flushing alternatives, a full flush or a half flush.  By simply pushing one of two buttons, or selecting the position of the handle, its user can decipher which flush is necessary to rid of the waste.  Liquid content would require only a half a flush and solids a full flush.

By simply purchasing a newer toilet, you can save the environment and a lot of money at the same time.  Contact Rapid Rooter to schedule a FREE estimate to repair, replace or install a new toilet or any plumbing fixture today.  Call us toll-free at 877-202-6874, or visit South Florida plumbers.

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