The toilets in your home may not be the first thing you think of when making updates, but they should be. Depending on the age of your home, your toilets may be on their last leg without you noticing. Additionally, they may be ill-designed, ineffective, and inefficient causing you to waste money and precious water. But before you run out to the store, make sure you read through our tips for purchasing a new toilet!
Test Before You Buy
Have you ever gone to sit on a toilet and nearly fallen in because it was lower than you expected? Or maybe you’re finding yourself sitting with dangling feet? Finding a toilet that is an appropriate height and width is essential. Not only will it make your bathroom more comfortable, but the way you sit on a toilet can affect how well your bowels work, which makes it vastly important.
How Does It Flush?
Depending on your needs and your homes abilities, different types of flushing mechanisms may work better or worse for you. The traditional method uses a flap and a gravity-based flushing system. Other options include adding increased pressure or dual flushing. Dual flushing is useful for having a more water efficient toilet as it changes the amount of water used based on which level is pressed.
In older toilets, there were no regulations as to how much water could or should be used for each flush. New federal standards have set a limit at 1.6 gallons, which seems like a lot but is considerably less. With that in mind, moving to an efficient toilet can make a significant impact on how much water you use.
Consider Toilet Tech
If you’re looking for a fun option, smart toilets are the way of the future. Many if the original choices for high-tech toiletry were invented by the Japanese, and the features can be quite impressive. From bidet functions, toilet lights, motion activated seat lids, and even white noise machines to hide embarrassing noises; these may be a splurge, but they’re a real conversation starter.
Questions? Call B&D Plumbing Today!
If you have any questions about your bathroom plumbing, the experts at B&D Plumbing are here to help you! We have been servicing the Washington DC metropolitan area including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Give us a call at 310-595-1141 to ask us any questions. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to.