In 1992, the Federal government set up regulations that required all new toilets use 1.6 gallons of water per flush, a major reduction from the 5 or 6 gallons many older toilets used. And while most of us understand the need to conserve water, both for the environment and to save money, not too many people ran out and replaced their existing toilet with a low flow model unless they needed to.
Instead, many people used the trick of placing a brick in the tank to take up space and reduce the amount of water used per flush.
One reason that low flow toilets weren’t readily taken to heart was that many people felt that early models, which just reduced the amount of water flow, just didn’t get the job done with 1.6 gallons, and required two, or even three flushes.
Well, we are happy to report that toilet technology has come a long way since 1992. Toilet manufacturers modified designs in some cases, and in other cases changed the traditional method of waste disposal entirely to improve the efficiency of low-flow toilets.
- From innovative flushing systems with larger trapways and flush valves from American Standard to a power-assisted “hatbox” style toilet from Kohler, a wide variety of choices are now available.
- Dual-action toilets, which let you choose an “A” or “B” flush, are also a popular option.
- New design options, from low silhouette to one-piece to wall-mounted, provide creative freedom not previously available.
If your precious old commode is finally ready to retire, don’t despair. The right toilet for you is out there. Your biggest problem may end up being choosing from all the models you like.
Once you’ve made your choice, 3C Plumbing can provide the expert toilet and bathroom fixture installation needed to ensure trouble-free performance for years to come. If your home is in Noblesville, Fishers/Geist, Westfield, Carmel, or anywhere in the North Indianapolis area, give us a call at (317) 850-5114 to schedule a free in-home inspection and estimate.
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