Water Efficiency for Toilets

More efficient Toilets

A few years ago, toilets came out stating that they were low flow. Using a fraction of the water that the older toilets did. Environmentalists and cost conscious home-owners took notice and started to upgrade their existing fixtures. What happened next is talked about to this day, when something was marketed and could not perform as expected. Home-owners were upset that these conservation methods seemed wasted because multiple flushes had to be used to achieve the same efficiency as the older toilets. This led to cost increases and people seeking to have their old toilets repaired and reinstalled.
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Many plumbers tell us that there have been great advances in conservation oriented fixtures. Earlier failures have caused misgivings and distrust of toilets that claim to conserve water and work as well as previous versions. This has made it difficult for plumbers to talk customers into updating their fixtures when remodeling the bathroom. It has been difficult to earn people’s trust back, because of the earlier models that under performed. Sooner or later, it is going to be harder to keep old fixtures in bathrooms, due to remodeling or just age, they are having to be replaced. Boston plumbers say that current trends are for a dual flush toilet. This is an improvement to earlier models of low flow toilets. This style of toilet adapts advances in water conservation models, as well as focuses on the different needs that consumers have. This toilet takes a step back and offers home-owners a two-flush system. One uses far less water and is designed to dispose of liquid waste.

The other flush system uses more techniques to increase water pressure, and use less water than traditional toilets, for solid waste. This dual flush approach is proving to be the medium that plumbers and home-owners have been waiting for. San Antonio plumbers tell us that there are still those that will keep hold of their older toilets, regardless of what proof is provided that the new systems work. They will run out of time and will have to start finding replacements from overstock groups and ‘out of production’ warehouses. This will make it more difficult to get installed by professional plumbers. The old style toilets will not offer any warranty, and if they are not installed by a professional plumber, you may jeopardize your warranty on other appliances.


These newer toilets should not be installed by the typical do-it-yourself handyman. These are far more complicated plumbing devices and special care must be taken during the installation. By using licensed plumbing professionals, you will usually have some warranty on the work, and parts that are used. It is important to have your plumbing properly inspected before having updated fixtures, like the dual flush toilet, installed. If any adjustments need to be made, prior to installation, professionals can make sure that all of your plumbing is ready for the upgrade. Do not keep putting off upgrading your bathroom fixtures. With the advancements made they are for more environmentally friendly and useable than before. Not only can installing the updated fixtures save the environment, they can help save you monthly on your utilities.

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