When your toilet is consuming too much water, a new installation may be beneficial. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, standard toilets use 1.6 gallons of water for each flush, whereas older toilets can use between 3.5 to 7 gallons
per flush. For a large family, water consumption can be extremely high. Replacing an older toilet with an environmentally friendly model can assist you to reduce water consumption, and benefit the environment. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Sugar Land can provide the toilet installation of an environmental toilet from start to finish, just give us a call.
Here are a few features to consider when choosing an environmentally friendly toilet:
A water-saving toilet will reduce your household water consumption. Low-flow toilets consume about 1.28 gallons to as little as 0.8 gallons of water per flush. Dual-flush toilets offer multiple flushing options for solid and liquid waste. The WaterSense label is an EPA initiative that ensures water-efficient products that have been tested and certified by an independent third party. Furthermore, modern toilets with the WaterSense® label perform as well as or better than their less efficient counterparts, unlike early models of low flow toilets. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Sugar Land can provide the toilet installation you need.
Type of Flushing
Most people are unaware that there are different types of flushing mechanisms and bowl-rinsing options available. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Sugar Land can provide you with the information you need. Some of the types of toilet flushing mechanisms include:
- Vacuum-assisted flush
- Jet siphon flushing
- Double cyclone flush
- Gravity aided flush
An upgrade in the appearance of the toilet has been long overdue. However, the appearance of the toilet is changing. Toilets with sleek, seamless design are easier to clean, lacking the rim edge where hard water deposits collect.
When you are tired of hearing the toilet lid slam, select a soft-close toilet seat. An additional advantage is you will not have to worry about a busted bowl from a slammed lid. Additional features include touchless flushing, motion sensor flush, LED lighting, heated toilet seats, bidets, automatic flushing, self-cleaning functions, deodorization systems, motion-activated seat, and remote control toilets. When your aging toilet is inefficient, hard to clean or experiences frequent clogs, you
may benefit from a new toilet installation.
Measure Your Space
Ensure to measure the space the toilet occupies. An elongated toilet may be more comfortable and look cool, but it can actually take up an additional two inches of space. Measurement will ensure the toilet does not block doors, cabinets, or drawers.
When space is limited, invest in a comfortable seat instead. The typical toilet bolts to the floor 12″ from the wall. Measure from the wall to the bolts to ensure the rough-in size you need. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Sugar Land can provide the toilet installation for you from start to finish.
Handicapped or elderly family members can get a helping hand with specialized toilets for their needs. Taller toilets are easier for the elderly, and handrails help to
steady them up and down on the toilet. Wheelchair accessible toilets are necessary
for those confined to a wheelchair. When selecting a handicapped toilet, look for the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) sticker. Your Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Sugar Land can assist you in selecting a toilet just right for your needs.
If you are interested in learning more about the available features and toilets, and need assistance in the selection of new toilet installation, or would like to schedule another plumbing service, contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Sugar Land today. Our licensed plumbers offer plumbing expertise for all of your residential or commercial plumbing needs. We serve Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Contact your local team at (281) 616-3978 today!