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Houston Plumbers Talk Toilets

All about Toilets

Houston plumbers have their work cut out for them. When the phone rings for a customer, plumbers must be ready for anything. This is why there are such rigorous trainings and hours of apprenticeship needed to gain certification to be a master plumber. So what if a plumber gets called for problems with a dual flush toilet, low-flush toilet, squat toilet, composting toilet, or even an arborloo? There are so many varieties of waste removing appliances out there. Let’s take a look at some just for fun.

Of some of the most common toilets that people use, you probably have at least one in your home. This is a traditional flush toilet. This particular system did not come into widespread use until the late nineteenth century. Thomas Crapper has long been lauded as one of the early makers of the toilet in England. Flush toilets are connected to a septic tank or sewer pipe that is connected to a city sewage system. The water and waste from many different sources is piped in large pipes to a sewage treatment plant.

Board toilets and chemical toilets are the ones your use in an airplane, music festival, transportation vehicles, or some parks. The waste is collected in a basin and, depending on the location, either piped overboard (if it is on some ships), removed later. A chemical toilet uses a mix of bleach, formaldehyde or similar chemicals which help deodorize and break down the waste.

More interesting models Houston plumbers may never need to encounter are arborloos and composting toilets. These are used using little to no water and use composting or managed aerobic decomposition. Sometimes they are used as an alternative to flush toilets in situations where there is no suitable water supply or waste treatment facility available. The waste is mixed with peat moss, sawdust, or coconut coir to support aerobic processing, absorb liquids, and reduce odor.