An average toilet uses around 20 gallons of water per family member per day. This number can be greatly reduced by switching to a low flow toilet. Similarly, the water usage in your Orlando plumbing can be minimized when you replace any of your old fixtures with new, low flow alternatives.
When low flow toilets were first introduced, people worried a lot about clogging or double flushing. This is much less of a problem with the models on the market today, making low flow toilets and other types of fixtures a great option for just about any home.
Looking for the Most Effective Solution
There is a variety of solutions available to help you make the transition from regular to low flow fixtures smoothly. These include pressure assist systems, gravity fed systems, and single and double flush technologies. However, the best way to evaluate which is the solution for you is to find out which one serves the purpose of clearing the toilet in a single flush the best. There are various tests that are carried out to measure this very efficacy. So make sure you choose a model that has high ratings in this regard.
Choosing between Pull and Push
When it comes to wash-down methods to empty the toilet bowl, there are two options to consider. The siphonic method pulls the waste down from the bowl. The wash-down method, on the other hand, pushes the waste down from above. Since European models are more widely available on the market today, the push down method is more prevalent.
The push-down method is also the one with the lowest chance of clogging. On the other hand, the siphonic method is better at preventing marks from developing on the bowl, so it is up to you to decide what is more important to you when selecting your new toilet.
Costlier Isn’t Always Better
When looking to switch to any type of low flow fixtures, it’s important to remember that costlier isn’t necessarily always better. In other words, paying more for these fixtures doesn’t guarantee better performance. What you must do is to ensure that the new fixtures met the High Efficiency Toilet (HET) standards or the equivalent for the type of fixture you’re interested in. For more information about upgrading your Orlando plumbing, give Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) a call!