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Tips and Tricks to Flush Toilets

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Tips and Tricks to Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are such a standard in everyone’s house you might not think about the various tips and tricks of flush toilets. There are ways you can decrease your water bill also helping the environment and other ways you can help make cleaning your bathroom easier. Whether you are building a new bathroom or just considering changing out your toilet, you should keep a few things in mind.

  1. There are pressure assist toilets that do not use more water but forces the water through with greater velocity leaving you a cleaner bowl.

    1.Low Flow Toilet Considerations, Dual Flush Options

    There are a number of low flow toilet options on the market. It is a great way to reduce the water you use. Many people have found the toilets don’t properly get rid of the waste and they feel they use more water by having to flush twice. A solution for this problem is a dual flush toilet. For solid waste you choose the second option that uses more water and uses higher pressure to push the waste through.

  2. 2.High Efficiency Rebates

    Some counties offer high efficiency rebates for replacing old toilets with newer, lower flow options. This is meant to be a motivator, making the low flow toilets less expensive than the regular toilets. If money is your only obstacle, this might be exactly what you need to make up your mind.

  3. 3.Pressure Assist Options Instead of Gravity

    Most toilets are considered gravity toilets. This often means there are small remnants left in the toilet which is what causes things to grow in the toilet and makes the bowl unsanitary. There are pressure assist toilets that do not use more water but forces the water through with greater velocity leaving you a cleaner bowl. This make the toilet easier to clean and also helps reduce the worry if you have children or pets who tend to get in the toilet when you aren’t looking.

  5. 4.Wall Hung Toilet, Easier Cleaning

    Another newer option for the home are the wall hung toilets. While they are more complicated to install, they offer much easier cleaning options. The floor is then clear so you can easily fit a mop and broom right underneath without having to get on your hands and knees. You do need to check that your plumbing can be altered if you are replacing an existing toilet as well as whether or not you can seal up the floor.

  6. 5.Longer Toilets can Block the Space

    Before you buy a new toilet, double check your dimensions. Even though the space might be big enough for the toilet itself, a longer bowl can block cabinets or drawers. This is an easy mistake to make and one that can turn into a costly replacement if you have to change the cabinets.

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