The humble toilet is one of the most essential plumbing appliances in your home for comfort, hygiene and convenience. Other appliances or machines in your home might be more expensive or complex to repair or replace, but a malfunctioning toilet can be the worst-case scenario for a homeowner. A back-up or leaking toilet can lead to a disgusting mess or a highly inconvenient day-to-day routine.
When you buy a toilet, you don’t want to deal with problems and mess. You want urine, feces and other waste far away from you, your family and your possessions. Fortunately, our licensed plumbers are well equipped to help you with all your toilet needs.
Installing a toilet
A toilet may seem like a simple plumbing fixture, but they are more complex than they seem at first glance. When you are installing a new toilet in your home, whether in a half-bath guestroom or a large master bathroom, you need to take care when installing the pipes and choosing the location of the toilet.
Improperly installed toilets can leak, wobble or smell bad even when the bowl has been drained and cleaned. These problems can lead to structural damage and bacteria contamination.
Make sure toilets are installed right the first time! When you call us, our expert plumbers will make sure you are satisfied with the results long into the future.
Types of toilets
It may come as a surprise to most people, but toilets come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and functions. All toilets have the same basic function of getting rid of waste, of course, but there are a few different approaches that are taken in order to accomplish this.
Toilets can be organized into three basic groups: normal-flow toilets, low-flow toilets, and no-flow toilets.
Normal flow toilets
Normal flow toilets include the most common type of toilet found in most homes – the gravity-flush, two-piece toilet. This is an inexpensive toilet that is easy to maintain and install. It works by filling a toilet tank with water and then releasing all the water at once to flush the toilet down into the sewer system.
These toilets are common and inexpensive, but they also use a lot of water with each flush.
These toilets are a great alternative to traditional toilets because they use significantly less water. Low-flow toilets use only 1.6 gallons of water per flush, compared to the 3.5 gallons used by traditional toilets. This can help save hundreds of gallons of water per year, saving you lots of money on your water bill.
There are a few types of low-flow toilets, including dual-flush toilets, pressure-assisted toilets, and new double-cyclone flush toilets.
Dual-flush toilets are the most common type of low-flow toilet, and they use two buttons to flush different amounts of water. The first button uses a small amount of water to flush liquid waste (or a bug or other gross thing that you just grabbed with a kleenex.) The second button is for solid waste which needs more water to flush away.
Pressure-assisted toilets and double-cyclone toilets use less water but with more powerful force. This allows you to flush any kind of bodily waste without wasting water and money.
Composting toilets are becoming increasingly popular as a way to save water and money. These toilets are designed to use no water at all, relying instead on a composting process to break down the waste.
This process is much more efficient than traditional toilets, which use up a large amount of water to flush away the waste. Composting toilets, on the other hand, use a combination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria to break down the waste, which is then stored in a compost bin. This compost can then be used to enrich the soil in gardens and farms.
The composting process is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills and can help to reduce the amount of methane and other greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere.
If you’re worried that a regular plumber won’t be able to install your specialized toilet, never fear! We offer all types of plumbing services to our customers, and we are familiar with all the new options in toilet technology.
Give us a call!
Whatever type of toilet you decide to install, you can give us a call. We will make sure that you don’t have any issues from installation for years down the road. Toilet backing up? Leaks or odd smells around the base of the toilet? No matter what kind of plumbing service you need, we have the experience and tools to do the job. Call or email us for a free quote today!