Replace Your Leaky Toilet With a Low flow Model

Replace Your Leaky Toilet With a Low flow Model

Do you want to save money and conserve water?  A leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.  You can fix your toilets fairly easily, but if they are toilets made before 1994, you should consider replacing them with new environmentally-friendly models.


An old toilet uses 3.5 gallons of water per flush. Contrast that with the new low-flow versions that only require 1.6 gallons of water to do the job. There are even dual flush models that use 0.9 gallons for liquid waste and 1.6 gallons for solid waste.  These low-flow toilets have greatly improved over the years. The first models were weak and needed flushing several times to do the job. Now, these toilets have the same flushing power as the old 3.5 gallon versions. There is no need to put off replacing your old toilets any longer.


If you are not a do-it-yourself type person, you can get a good plumber to fix or replace your leaky toilet. They are extremely skilled at installation and while you have them there, you can get your faulty, old faucets replaced as well.

Patchless method. Because there is less digging, the process is usually cheaper. With traditional methods , anywhere the line runs must be dug up. This includes landscaping and even driveways and garages. The digging used in trenchless methods is minimal and unobtrusive. As far as durability goes, either method generally comes with a warranty of up to 50 years.



Pipe bursting and lining are not possible in all circumstances. In some places, pipe bursting is illegal, and in other instances, the joints of the pipe make these techniques impossible. In many cases extra efforts must be taken to make sure that electrical and gas lines will be unaffected by the process.  This can lead to higher labor costs.  Also, it may be harder to find plumbing experts who specialize or are trained in these methods.


Though trenchless techniques like pipe lining and pipe bursting are great in circumstances, traditional trenching and pipe replacement is in no way antiquated. With a responsible and qualified group of plumbers, care can be taken to preserve existing landscaping and other fixtures. Also, with traditional trenching, you have a lot more choices when it comes to the shape of your pipes and the materials they’re made of.

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