Governor Bradford Plumbing A Homeowner’s Checklist For Choosing A Modern Toilet

A Homeowner’s Checklist For Choosing A Modern Toilet

When purchasing a toilet for your home or office, there are a lot of things to consider right from the cost, color, height, shape, size, style, flushing power, water efficiency, etc. The right one will give you a comfortable feel. Here is the checklist of things that make a huge impact when you purchase a toilet.

Utility Bills

Bathrooms approximately use average home water and toilets, it uses for about 25-30% of your water. Also, if you’re in a city or town, the water bills can double. Furthermore, 7-gallon tanks can run aboutt 13,000 gallons per year on average. But, if you reduce it to a 1.28 gallon tank, the annual consumption could be 2300 gallons. 

Keep in mind that your water bill would go down by about 10,000 gallons. If the tank is larger, your money will drop down the drain.

Seat Height

The standard height of a basic toilet is 14.5 inches, whereas few latest models can accomodate people with a height of 16 inches. If you want the models to hold more than 16 inches, then there are height-friendly models, from 17 to 19 inches. While you pick any model, ensure the height is comfortable for you and your family. For little ones, you have to use step stools obviously.

Bowl Shape

Bowls are in two different shapes, round and oval-shaped. Oval-shaped models are somewhat longer from front to back than their round counterparts and people say that it’s very comfortable in general. You will need to arrange the space for those extra inches in your bathroom layout.

Build the Right Ambience with Lighting Options

Without the right lighting options, your toilet will look incomplete, based on your choice you can set the lighting, either go for warm or cool toned lights. Warm lights will add warmth to your space but it goes well with neutral colors. You can try this with simple cabinet task lights.

Performance and Efficiency

There are two basic types of toilet flushing systems, gravity and pressure:

Gravity Fed: A tank holds the water. While you push the lever, everything goes down the drain. They can generate as little as 10 PSI and work effectively. Less expensive than pressure toilets but may not push waste as effectively. Basically, clogs can be formed frequently.

Pressure Units: It uses compressed water and air to force waste down the drain. It’s a more noisy process than gravity-fed toilets and your home will need a minimum of about 25 PSI of water pressure for proper functioning. Less water is consumed and the tanks tend to be smaller. The downside for pressurized toilets is that they are expensive.