A Plumber’s Guide To Buying Toilets

toilet repairThe toilet is one of those things we just can’t live without in this modern world. If your toilet has been experiencing some issues lately, it may be time you consider toilet repair or buying a new one. If you’ve decided to buy a new one, you can find a lot of options in the market. There are toilets that offer the most comfort while providing reasonable aesthetics at a very good price point. Here are some factors to consider that will help you find the right toilet for you:

Always call a plumbing contractor when you suddenly encounter toilet problems

Water saving features – did you know that older toilets can use up to 13.6 liters of water per flush? That’s a lot of water when you come to think of it. It’s one reason why you should always go for the toilets that offer the most savings in terms of water per flush. Newer, more sophisticated toilets only use up to 6 liters of water which is less than half of the water it takes for a conventional toilet to flush.

Toilet height – aside from water usage, you must also consider the height of the toilet. If you’re a rather tall person, you might want to choose the ones that are at least 17-19 inches high as the standard toilet height is only at 14-15 inches. On the other hand, toilet height would need to vary depending on the people using it.

Flush power – with advances in technology comes a new wave of innovation and toilets are no exception. Flushing technology has greatly advanced over the last couple of decades. However, more complex toilets would mean it’s harder to repair, in such instances you might need the assistance of a plumber for toilet repair in North Myrtle Beach.

Types of toilets

Two-piece toilets – probably the most common type of toilet around, two-piece toilets are cheaper yet durable. The right choice can last for decades without needing a replacement. There would be a need for repairs here and there but it will be kept to a minimum. However, cleaning this kind of toilet would be harder. Throughout its use, two-piece toilets tend to accumulate dirt within the seams which could be hard to remove.

One-piece toilets – these are more modern and looks stylish. You won’t see a tank attached. Instead, you’ll only see the bowl and a button or lever for the flush. This type of toilet is easy to clean and install. However, making repairs would mean breaking into the wall to access some of the internal components of the toilet. Also, you will need to call a plumbing contractor to have it repaired.

Wall-hung toilet – if you want a more modern look in your bathroom, a wall-hung toilet is one of your best options. It’s classy and does not take a lot of space. This toilet is perfect if your bathroom is rather small. You can save a lot of floor space as the toilet itself will be attached to the wall and not the floor.

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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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