Low-Flow Toilets – Should I Install Them?

June 06, 2024

It’s hard to imagine how much water was wasted back when toilets flushed a whopping 7 gallons of water per flush (GPF). Everything changed in 1995 when water conservation laws mandated that toilets utilize just 1.6 gallons. How was it made possible to slash the water consumption while maintaining the same reliability? Low-Flow toilets are the answer and are now the modern standard.

Does this mean Low-Flow toilets offer a weaker performance?

Don’t let the term low-flow prepare you for an inferior product. It’s actually quite the contrary. Some manufacturers figured out savvy ways of combining gravity or atmospheric pressure with the additional assistance of a built-in pressurized air pump. Other models are using horsepower to expel the waste to the sewer. In the drier climates, one may even find a dual flush system with one option being for flushing solid waste, the other for liquid.

Which design is the best choice for you?

When trying to decide which Low-Flow toilet to have installed, some key factors to look for are options with a larger flush valve and power behind the flush. One of the most popular choices is the Gravity-fed toilet due to how inexpensive they can be. Pressure-assisted toilets are a favorite because of their powerful flush but with that comes added noise (if that’s a concern) and a higher price tag. It’s important to have a professional Atlanta plumber assist you with the upgrade to reduce the chance of unruly repairs. Improper installation could cause flooding and a host of other issues.

If you’re due for an upgrade or seeking a toilet for your new home, then contact us to begin saving over $100 on your household water bill annually.

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Last Updated: July 08, 2024