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How to Choose an Efficient Toilet

How to Choose an Efficient Toilet

Face it – the toilet is not exactly the most glamorous item inside your house. But for certain, it is one of the most important.

Whether you are rebuilding a bathroom or considering adding one more in your home, one of the most important things that you need to do is to pick an efficient toilet. Beyond style and color, it is crucial to find a toilet that conserves water and allows you to save money over the long term.

The friendly professionals at Turek’s Plumbing help give some insight on how to choose the toilet that is right for you.

A brief word about toilets

Low flow toilets have undergone different design changes, starting in 1994 with their introduction. The first generation of these toilets used 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or less. However, you had to flush these twice.

After revamping the design of these toilets and introducing added features like larger trapways, many homeowners are now enjoying the benefits of reduced water consumption and more savings.

It may be tempting to pinch pennies and choose a low cost toilet, but as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. However, the same thing also applies for unique features. You might think that features like custom seats and unique flush mechanisms add value to your bathroom, but the truth is that you can end up spending more over the long term when you need to have these replaced.

How to choose the right toilet 

One of the first things that you need to do is to compare flush ratings of the toilets you are considering to buy. The easiest way to do that is to go online.

If you want to save more money, consider looking for rebates on some high efficiency models. A high efficiency toilet, for example, will use just 1.28 gallons of water and is well worth your attention. But be aware that some models of these toilets are prone to staining and clogging.

Consider a pressure-assist toilet. Many plumbers have the consensus that these toilets save more water compared to gravity toilets. These toilets may be noisier and costlier, but these are but a small price to pay for long term savings.

High-efficiency model toilets

If you want a toilet that is easy to clean, consider buying a wall-hung toilet. There are some high-efficiency model toilets that you can consider.

Consider buying a taller toilet if you are taller than the average person. Taller toilets can make it more convenient for you while also helping to save your knees and back from discomfort.

If you are not making serious modifications to your bathroom, choose a toilet with the same rough-in as your current toilet. Also, be aware that toilets with bigger bowls can take a lot of space and can get in the way of the door and cabinets.

If you put a premium on water conservation and if you are willing to pay a higher price for your toilet, consider a dual-flush toilet. These toilets have two buttons: a 0.8 gpf button and a 1.6 gpf button.

Its important to pick the right contractor for the job when replacing your toilet. If you are looking for a plumber in Fox Valley to install your new efficient toilet, contact the professionals at Turek’s Plumbing.

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