Some Advice from Our Plumbing Experts
Are you in the market for a new toilet? You may be thinking, “It’s a toilet – how hard can it be to choose one?” but there are more options than you may think. At our Malvern plumbing company, we like to consider ourselves experts in this field. Here are some toilet features you may want to note:
One-piece vs. Two-piece
Which you choose may depend on what kind of style you like. One-piece toilets feature the tank and the bowl as one solid piece of ceramic, while two-piece toilets have a separate bowl and tank that bolt together.
The average toilet gets flushed nearly 2,000 times every year and uses anywhere from 3 1/2 to 5 gallons of water with every flush. If you’d like to reduce your water usage, opt for a low-flow toilet that only uses around 1.3 gallons with every flush.
Toilets come with three different shaped toilet bowls – elongated, compact elongated, and round front (or “plain”). Which you choose depends on what feels comfortable for you. While you may like the shape of the round front, it could be the extra room of the elongated that wins your decision.
Along with traditional toilets, there are now “comfort height” toilets nowadays. These toilets are 2-3 inches higher, which makes sitting down and standing up a little easier.
Pressure-Assisted vs. Gravity-Assisted
Most of the toilets you’ve used up to this point in your life have been gravity-assisted toilets. This means that when you flush it, a valve opens up and gravity pulls the water and waste down the tube. With a pressure-assisted toilet, however, it flushes with the help of 20-120 psi. This pressure creates a more forceful flush and can reduce the amount of pipe clogs.
If you’re looking for another way to conserve water, look into a toilet with dual-flush technology. It lets you choose either a partial flush for liquid waste or a full flush for solid waste.