Water Efficient Toilet Installation in Utah
In drought-prone Utah, we take our water consumption seriously. A constantly-running toilet or one that uses too much water while being flushed will easily rack up a hefty water bill each month. But water efficiency is about more than just your monthly bills; it’s also about benefiting the planet. When you consider that the toilet is responsible for the largest portion of water use in the average home, it’s easy to see how a low-flow toilet is more affordable and efficient.
Before 1994, toilets were incredibly inefficient, with some using up to 3.5 gallons per flush. It was in 1994 that the EPA actually established guidelines for toilets by mandating that they cannot use more than 1.6 gallons per flush. However, many low-flush toilets on the market use even less water – some ultra-efficient models use less than a gallon!
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Installing a New, Water Efficient Toilet
Homeowners who would like to have a more efficient toilet installed have several options. One popular option is a dual-flush toilet, which has two flush buttons. The first button uses around 1.6 gallons of water per flush, and the second uses only 0.8 to 1.1 gallons. The thinking behind these toilets is that the latter button should be used in the absence of solid waste. These toilets use about 20% less water per year than one-flush toilets, which can add up over the years!
Thornton Plumbing and Heating also installs water efficient gravity-assist toilets. These are what most would think of as the “traditional” toilet: it is flushed by water flowing from a tank into the bowl. These toilets are easy for plumbers to fix and parts are easily accessible. Combine affordable maintenance with an affordable initial cost and you get a toilet that many homeowners feel is the most cost-effective option.
Efficient Toilet Installation for Utah Homes
The bathroom is one of the highest-traffic rooms in any home. Your family can’t afford for a bathroom to be out of service for days due to a broken or improperly installed toilet. Instead of trying a DIY approach to toilet installation and repair, contact our team of efficient plumbers who can have the job done in hours.
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