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How to Choose a Toilet

Choosing a toilet

Over the years you would think that toilets have not changed that much and it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to out and select a new toilet to replacing your aging one in your bathroom.  Years ago this may have been true but today it’s not quite that simple. Over the past few years, innovations in plumbing technology have brought about many improvements in toilets functions and features. So the next time you are looking for a new toilet and need professional plumbing in Sugar Land, TX, keep this in mind.

Additionally, you will come to find out that there is a much wider availability of styles and even manufacturers to pick from.  If you are not sure where to even begin, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can provide you with assistance and help you with your plumbing in Sugar Land, TX needs.

Things to consider when choosing a toilet

The first thing you will need to consider is if you want a one piece or two piece toilet.  The benefits of a one piece toilet are that it removes the possibility of a leak between the tank and the bowl.  However, with a two piece toilet, the tank and the bowl can be bought separately or together.  This is advantageous due to the fact that if you only need to purchase a new bowl or tank, but not both, then all you need to do is buy the bowl or tank. If you need help in purchasing a new toilet for your home and need plumbing in Sugar Land, TX; then give Ben Franklin Plumbing a call.

Next up, comes the shape of the toilet. Do you want a round or elongated bowl?  Round bowls are the ideal pick whenever space is of concern. Elongated bowls are a bit bigger, and allows for a more comfortable seating area for adults.  

Additionally, for sanitary, you might think about purchasing a toilet that has a rimless bowl.  Without the rim, toilets are much easier to clean, and it also helps prevent hard water built-up that happens with rimmed bowls. A Ben Franklin plumber can provide the installation you need with a toilet of your choice, or other plumbing in Sugar Land, TX.

When it comes to features there are a wide selection of toilets available in the market that have advanced features such as motion sensor activation.  Motion sensor activation will automatically raise the lid for you and even self-flush. There are even toilets that sterilize the seat after each use, but these types of toilets are typically in usage in commercial environments at this time.  If you need further info about purchasing a toilet for your home or you need plumbing in Sugar Land, TX; then give us a call today.

Should You Replace Your Toilet?

The Ugly Toilet – Over the course of time, toilets will age like any other fixture and will need to be replaced. As they age, scratches on the porcelain will become more prominent. The difficulty to clean the bowl will become more cumbersome and the unsightliness of the toilet will eventually get to you to the point that you will want to toss it and purchase a new one.   Our plumbers can assist you and provide plumbing services that you are in need of assistance with at your home or business. Give us a call for plumbing in Sugar Land, TX.

The Cracked Toilet – A toilet with cracks most definitely should be replaced.  Even in scenarios where the crack is not thoroughly fractured.  Incomplete cracks will enlarge over time and once they do they will spill water into the floor.  Water leaks of any source within the home will result in water damage to the home, possibly the foundation, and anything else in the path of the water.  Not only this but if there is a hairline fracture in the bowl and you are using the toilet when the hairline fractures decides to rip wide open, you could be seriously harmed in the process, maybe even killed if the porcelain cuts into an artery.  If you need help with plumbing in Sugar Land, TX, give Ben Franklin Plumbing a call today.

The Loose Toilet – Toilet bowls are bolted to the floor. If these bolts become loose, it can most definitely leak waste water onto the flooring.  Bolts can be retightened but if the flooring has become rotted, it will need to be replaced. Additionally, when the porcelain breaks around where the bolts fasten into the floor, the bowl will need to be replaced.  Give Ben Franklin a call for plumbing in Sugar Land, TX if you need help with toilet replacement.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers professional plumbing in Sugar Land, TX. We have on-call emergency plumbers twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty five days a year for your convenience.  Our experienced and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Houston but Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land Texas also.  If you are in need of a professional plumber to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas.

Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leading local plumbing company with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing services in the area.  Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our rock solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. One of our professional and friendly plumbers will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience.  Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas a call today if you are looking for professional plumbing in Sugar Land, TX. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®