Is it time to replace your old toilet? For whatever reason you are deciding to replace your toilet, there are a few things to consider when choosing a new one. One of the biggest choices you’ll have to make is between a single or dual flush toilet. To help you weigh your options, Watters Plumbing will be focusing on the pros and cons of having a dual flush toilet, keeping reading to learn more!
What is a dual-flush toilet?
To start, you may be wondering what the heck a dual-flush toilet is. A dual-flush toilet was invented to address the problem of single flush toilets using more water than necessary. They have two buttons – one for liquid waste and the other for solid waste.
What are the pros and cons of having a dual-flush toilet?
- Saves money and water – Dual-flush toilets are in compliance with the National Energy Policy Act so they are designed to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. The liquid waste button typically doesn’t use more than 1.1 gallons of water per flush. With all the low use of water, your water bill will reflect this. Since these toilets can reduce up to 50% of water usage, customers often see an average of $100 of water savings per year.
- Clog less – Compared to old toilets that use pressure siphoning, dual-flush toilets use gravity to remove waste through a large trapway. Due to the size of the trapway, it helps reduce clogs.
- You may need to clean more often – There may be some residue left in the bowl due to the low volume flush option. In general, you may have to clean your toilet more frequently.
- Buttons can cause confusion – Visitors, as well as children in your home, may be confused about which buttons to use since some models don’t clearly indicate which button is which. A quick overview of the buttons is all you’ll need to do to help your guests.
Want a dual-flush toilet in your home? Contact Watters Plumbing!
At Watters Plumbing, we have a showroom full of toilet options to choose from. Contact us to schedule an appointment to see all our options. Once you have made your decision, we can then schedule a time to install the new toilet in your home.