Today’s innovation leaves much to be understood by homeowners when it comes to electrical matters and plumbing. For many people, saving energy, is every bit as important as is saving money. With that said, investing in a low flow toilet not only will save you water and money, but will also provide you with all the flushing power you need. Back in the day, a typical toilet used 7 gallons of water per flush. However, when water conservation became such an important issue manufacturers of toilets were forced to minimize toilet requirements to a mere 1.6 gallons per flush.
Toilet Designs and Styles
To accommodate these new requirements many manufacturers began making substantial changes to the typical household toilet. In order to accommodate the necessary changes a larger flush valve had to be designed and an increase in gravity created. Thus, the introduction of gravity-assisted toilets. A popular toilet of choice, the gravity-assisted toilet contributes to water conservation, but can present with some very delicate flushing issues. There are times when 1.6 gallons of water coupled with gravity are simply not enough.
Though many manufacturers did, in fact, give focus to the gravity-assisted toilet, there were some who elected to enhance the design of the toilet by presenting the pressure-assisted flush toilet. This toilet uses pressurized air in the tank, rather than plain gravity, that affords a noticeable extra boost, allowing the 1.6 gallons of water to do its necessary task. The perfect amount of pressure created along with the use of the 1.6 gallons of water seemed to perform the tasks at hand with little to no problems at all. One common complaint about the pressure-assisted low flow toilet is that it tends to be a bit noisier than the typical gravity flush toilet. Though pressure assisted toilets are a bit noisier they do, however, certainly get the job done and all without any mishaps or complications.
Yet another solution to the water conservation problem and that of ‘getting the job done’ was the introduction of the innovative dual-flush toilet. This unique toilet design consists of two push buttons for flushing. The first button utilizes .8 gallons of water for your typical visit to the john without any necessary extra activities. The second button utilizes a full 1.6 gallons of water for anything beyond a simple need to urinate. Both perform exceptionally well and indeed the dual-flush toilet is highly favored by many.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our qualified technicians are always on hand to help you make constructive choices for not only your toilet needs, but all your plumbing needs as well. Regardless of what style and type of toilet you prefer, rest assured our highly skilled and trained plumbers are equipped to handle them all. In addition, to our top-rated low flow toilet services, styles and designs we also offer affordable prices, attractive turnaround times, top of the line products and a friendly team of professionals who are always eager to serve. At Steve Mull Plumbing you can always rely upon our team to provide the perfect formula for whatever your plumbing problems may be.
In this ever growing ‘green world’ water conservation should be an important component of your ‘going green list.’ With that said, if you are looking to install low flow toilets in your home, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Steve Mull Plumbing there is no project too big or too small for our expert teams. Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, if you find you are in need of any type of plumbing services or products we are definitely the team for you. Give a shout out today and schedule a free consultation. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a safe and healthy 2018 ahead!!