Why You Should Be Looking At Getting Environmentally Friendly Toilets For Your Home
These days eco-friendly, economical, conservation are common household terms used. As such we find ourselves thinking about these terms when we make household purchases such as a new toilet. Toilets that conserve water are known as low-flow toilets. This means the toilet uses less water for flushing. This may sound like a bad idea but we can assure you that not only do they work just as well as other toilets, but they are much better for the environment and especially good for our water bills.
The Problem With Old Low-Flow Toilets
Early models of low-flow toilets were notorious for not be very efficient at eliminating waste. Often it was required to flush two or three times, thereby negating the conservation of water. Today, however, manufacturers have been able to design low-flow toilets that are much more efficient.
Since the early invention of siphon flush, toilets have basically operated in pretty much the same way. The use of gravity and atmospheric pressure are together used to push away water from the tank and into the bowl. Then the water and waste travels through the snake-like trap-way, until finally heading off to the sewage treatment plant.
Toilet Technology Over
Gravity-assisted flushing is the term used for how it worked. The water from the tank would cascade into the bowl and then carry away the waste. Before the 1930s, toilet tanks were often placed high on the wall and behind the toilet. This would maximize the water's gravitational force. Gravity can work very well when dealing with a lot of water, but not very well with low-flow tanks. So these days the gravity-assisted toilets often will have design adjustments, such as wider flapper valves (this is the hole in the center bottom of the tank, where the water flows down into the bowl) and trap-ways (this is the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl). Another design change is the glazing (sometimes called finishing) the trap-way. This will cut down on the friction and then ease the way for waste.
However, gravity is able do only so much with so little water. Therefore; pressure-assisted flush toilets use the pressurized air in the tank to help push the water into the bowl much more forcefully. In turn, this helps to make up for the lower water amount. This type of toilet works quite well in disposing of waste, but it can be a little bit noisier than several other types of flush toilets. It also sometimes needs an electrical power source. And it can require more maintenance.
You can also purchase toilets that increase the flush process with a little horsepower. These have a modern looking design. Keep in mind that any toilet that has a pump will also require an electrical power source nearby.
There are also dual-flush toilets available. These provide you with a choice. You can push one button for flushing liquid waste and another button for solid waste. The dual-flush system will help you to conserve water and it is also efficient.
Benefits of an eco-friendly toilet summed up
Switching to a water-saving low-flow toilet can save you money every month on your water bills. And it’s also good for the environment. This means that low-flow toilets can be good news, especially when they work right.
Toilet installation can be a tricky task as you will be dealing with the inner plumbing of your home and this is something you really, really don’t want to mess up! Believe us, we’ve been called in for some tricky plumbing repair jobs. The experts at Taylor’s plumbing have years of experience in this field and will get your plumbing needs done right the first time. Give us a call at our toll free number at 1-800-945-0575 or Contact Us today at our website.