Toilets can last for decades so when it is time to replace a toilet, it is often the case that the person making the decisions has never had to replace a toilet before. At High Speed Plumbing we are always happy to help you choose the right one for your needs but you can also read on to find out what factors should go into your decision-making process.
How You Want Your Toilet to Flush
If you have what you consider a “standard” toilet then it is likely a gravity-fed toilet. This is the type with a rubber flap at the bottom of the tank. This flap opens and lets gravity flush it all away. It has long been the standard option but it is not the only option.
Pressure assisted toilets use air pressure to get a flush that is both faster and more powerful, which is more common in commercial toilets – but you can install it in a home too if you want to reduce clogs. Their main downsides are that they are expensive and harder to clean.
One of the most up and coming options is a dual-flush toilet in which there is both a gravity feed and a pressure-assisted system. This allows the user to save water by using the gravity feed when there is only liquid waste, while the pressure-assisted flush can help with solid waste.
The standard toilet is fifteen inches high. However, you can find toilets as low as ten inches and as high as twenty inches. Taller toilets can be good for people with poor mobility because their requirements for sitting are reduced. Lower toilets are better for small children and people who want to use a squatting position when using the toilet.
You will also have to consider bowl shape. Once again, there are two main options: round and elongated. An elongated toilet bowl is shaped somewhat like an egg at the opening and is often considered more comfortable because they offer more space. A round bowl is less comfortable for many people but it takes up less space so it’s often the top choice in a smaller bathroom. To get the best of both worlds, consider an elongated toilet that comes in a length that works within a smaller space.
We Can Help You Compare the Options to Find the Best Choice for Your Needs
The fact of the matter is that there are so many toilets because there are so many different preferences and needs. At High Speed Plumbing we cannot tell you which toilet will work best for your needs but we can go over the options and give you the information you need to make the most informed decision. Call us now at 1-888-958-1394 for help.