The 411 on Low-Flow Toilets

The 411 on Low-Flow Toilets

Low-flow plumbing solutions have gotten an undeserved bad rap over the years. In 1994, federal law required that toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. In the beginning, this proved to be a challenge for major toilet manufacturers. Many were simply awful and required multiple flushes to get the job done.

Nowadays, low flush toilets perform as well as traditional toilets, if not better. Best of all, by saving you money on your monthly utility costs, your new toilet can pay for itself in no time. Older models have typically used as much as 7 gallons of water per flush. Low-flush toilets, on the other hand, use anywhere between 1.28 to 1.6 gallons per flush.

Choosing the Right Toilet Model

If you aren’t sure of the flow rate of your existing toilet, it may be time to replace your current model. Your toilet may also need to be replaced if you have had it for more than 15 years. Along with providing better performance, newer toilet models tend to offer a number of additional benefits that you cannot find with an older model.

Water-efficient toilets tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • Single-flush
  • Dual-flush
  • Pressure-assist

Each toilet model offers its own unique set of benefits, so it is important to consider which one will best fit your household needs. Regardless of what you choose, your new efficient solutions can save a great deal of water and money in no time. Best of all, it can provide an inexpensive way of conserving our natural resources. In fact, if every home in the U.S. replaced just one toilet with an efficient solution, we could save millions of gallons of water every year.

Planning on Selling Your Home Soon?

If you are considering selling your home soon, you may be required to replace your current toilet with an efficient water-saving solution. Some jurisdictions require that you switch to low-flow solutions before you try selling your home.

How Your Local Plumber Can Help

Your local plumber can provide you with more information on the low-flow solutions available to you so that you can choose the right solution for your home. If you decide to invest in low-flow toilets, make sure to leave the installation to a licensed plumber from Roto-Rooter in Minneapolis. They have the experience, equipment, and skills necessary to correctly install your toilet to ensure it is done correctly so that you can get the most value out of it.

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