In the past, choosing a toilet was very simple as there was a limited number to choose from and they all operated basically the same. Today’s plumbing innovations offer toilets with upgrades in function and features. In addition, you will find a wider variety of styles and models to choose from. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can provide reliable services for your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX needs.
One of your first decisions will be to choose between a one-piece or two-piece toilet. A one-piece toilet eliminates the two-piece toilets potential for a leak between the tank and the bowl. On the other hand, with the two-piece toilet, the tank and bowl can be purchased together or separate. This has the advantage of buying the component you need, rather than an entire toilet if a section were to be broken. The two-piece toilet is the most common type in homes.
You will also need to decide between a round or elongated bowl and seat. The round bowls are the ideal choice when space is limited. Elongated bowls are slightly larger, and allows for a more comfortable seating area.
In addition, for sanitary reasons, you may want to consider a toilet with a rimless bowl. Without the rim, the toilet is easier to clean and helps to prevent the unsightly hard water build-up that occurs on rimmed toilets.
Toilets are manufactured within government guidelines that state a toilet cannot use more than 1.6 gallons of water with each flush. Older low flow toilets did not work as well as today’s options. In addition, if conserving water is a goal, consider a dual flush toilet, which uses less water for liquid waste, and a full flush for solid waste. A Ben Franklin plumber can provide the installation you need with a toilet of your choice, or other plumbing in Sugar Land, TX.
There is a method in ensuring a toilet will fit in the space. A Ben Franklin plumber in Sugar Land can provide installation or replacement of a properly sized toilet for you.
In addition, when a toilet will serve a person with limited mobility, check for ADA (Americans with Disability Act) approval. ADA approved toilets sit higher to allow for easier and safer access.
Toilets with advanced features are also available with motion sensor activation, that will automatically raise the lid for you, self-flush and more. There are a number of features to choose from. Need further information about available options for your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX? Contact our plumbers today, we will be glad to assist you.
Should You Replace a Toilet?
The Marred Finish
Over time, toilets will experience scratching of the porcelain, especially in the bowl. Once this occurs, cleaning becomes difficult and time-consuming. There comes a time when the toilet is unsightly despite frequent scrubbing. If your toilet is taking up to much of your time cleaning it, replacement is the best option. Our plumbers can provide the services you require for your home or businesses plumbing in Sugar Land, TX.
The Cracked Toilet
A toilet with cracks should be replaced, even if the crack is only partially through the thickness. An incomplete crack can enlarge at any time, spilling water on the floor. A water leak of any source inside the home can result in serious damage to the home and its foundation and has a high potential for mold and mildew to occur. Anytime you notice water on the floor near the toilet, look for a potential leak. Check for cracks, and if it is a two-piece toilet, check the tank for leakage, including where it attaches to the bow. Finally, check the water supply line for cracks, feel of it for dampness. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for reliable plumbing repair, toilet, replacement, or other plumbing in Sugar Land.
A Loose Toilet
The toilet bolts to the floor on the bottom. If these bolts loosen, or a leak causes the wood floor to rot, the toilet is likely to rock when used. Bolts can be tightened, but rotten wood will require repair. In addition, when the porcelain around the bolts breaks, replacement of the bowl section (if two-piece), or the complete toilet will be required. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg to schedule professional services for your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX today.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth & Arlington
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg, Katy and Sugar Land, Texas a plumbing company that has provided exceptional services for the area’s needs in plumbing in Sugar Land, TX for many years. It is our goal to provide the best plumbing services to our residential and commercial clients. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing guarantees your satisfaction by providing professional and reliable services for our clients. We provide experienced, professional plumbers with the expertise that meets and/or exceeds the industry standards.
If you are in need of assistance in choosing a toilet, need a new toilet installation, replacement, or other services for your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX, contact us today to schedule service. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers a full line of plumbing related services including installation, maintenance, and plumbing repair services. In addition, we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services for your convenience. We serve Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau and maintain an A+ rating.