If you need plumbing in Houston, Texas give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing a call. We will be glad to assist you in the choice and installation of a toilet. In the past, choosing a toilet was very simple as styles were limited and they all operated basically the same. Today plumbing innovations and the trend toward expanding function provide an increased number of styles to choose from.
Today’s toilets are one piece or two pieces. A one piece toilet has the toilet housed in one complete piece to allow for easy cleaning. A major advantage is the one piece toilet eliminates the possibility of a leak between the tank and the bowl. The two piece toilet is exactly that. The tank and bowl are separate and can be purchased together or separate. The two piece toilet is the most common type in homes.
The bowls are typically available in two shapes, round or elongated. The round bowls are best for limited space. Elongated bowls are slightly larger, allowing for a more comfortable seating area. Your expert in plumbing in Houston, Texas can assist you in determining which size and style toilet your bathroom will accommodate.
For sanitary reason you may want to consider a bowl that has a sanitary bar. This bar keeps liquids from collecting at the back of the bowl. The tubing on the side of the bowl that water flows through is called the trap way. A bowl with a larger one reduces the chance for a blockage as this is a common location for them. For assistance with your plumbing related problems contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for expert plumbing in Houston, Texas.
Today’s toilets are manufactured within government guidelines that state a toilet can’t use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. The flush valve is the part of the toilet that releases water into the toilet bowl from the tank. Usually, the larger the flush valve the higher the rate of water going from tank to bowl increasing flush performance. Flush levers can be on the right or left hand side of the toilet. The flushing system can be pressurized or gravity flushed. The latter is the most common as a pressure assisted toilet can be expensive.
Measure your toilet bolts before removing your old toilet or purchasing a new one. Measure the distance from the wall behind the toilet to the center of the closest bolt that is holding the toilet in place. If your toilet has four bolts measure to the center of one of the back bolts. Next, measure from the center of the mounting holes to the back of the new toilet. These two measurements should be equal or very nearly so for the new toilet to fit properly. If your toilet is in a limited space you should measure from the side walls to the flange bolts as well to ensure it will fit into the space. If you are not sure of what you are doing and would like assistance in taking measurements, you can contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for help in the measurements and what size toilet will be best for your bathroom.
Also, special toilets are available to meet the needs of those with impaired mobility. Look for the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) sticker. These toilets are taller to allow for better accessibility.
Higher end toilets are available that automatically raise the lid, self-flush and more. Certainly more costly than your standard toilet but a luxury upgrade preferred by many. Give us a call today at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and let our professional experts in plumbing in Houston, Texas help you in choosing a new toilet.
There are many different types of toilets available on the market than ever before. Unlike, many years ago when selecting a toilet required very little thought on a homeowners part. Today there are many different styles and options to pick from. If you need help in the decision process, or need help in measuring or any other questions or concerned related to purchasing a new toilet then consider calling Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for assistance. Our professional plumber will come to your home, make the measurements for you, and give you options on what would be best for your bathroom, and for you and your family.
If you need assistance with any other plumbing related concerns, installation, repair or maintenance needs, you can count on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our expert and courteous plumbers provide professional plumbing in Houston, Texas to both residential and commercial clients across the Houston metropolitan area.