Flushing your toilets may account for nearly a quarter of your household’s water consumption, according to the American Water Works Association. But that does not have to be the case. Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating offers water-saving toilets to customers in Seattle, WA, and the surrounding area. We have been assisting homeowners with all of their plumbing needs for more than two decades. We want you to have energy-efficient toilets so that you can help protect the environment by conserving water with every flush. Our professionals deliver unrivaled customer service and provide only the best products available. Call us today to learn about how water-saving toilets work and your many options for water conservation.
Understanding Water-Saving Toilets
Until 1994, there were few limitations on how much water was used for flushing toilets. But that year brought about EPA regulations limiting all new toilets to 1.6 gallons per flush or less. Still, some toilet manufacturers have strived to create toilets that reduce water usage even further. Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating offers toilets that use gravity, pressure, vacuums, and dual-flush capabilities to flush waste without the need for excess water.
Factors to Consider When Buying a Water-Saving Toilet
When you decide to make the switch to water-saving toilets for your home, our professionals can help. We have extensive industry experience, and we will highlight various items to consider before determining which style is right for you. Among these factors are:
Basic Construction – You have the option to choose between one-piece and two-piece toilets. Two-piece toilets are easier to install but often more difficult to clean. If you need assistance installing either style, our team can help. Furthermore, you should consider what type of bowl you want – a traditional round shape or an elongated bowl.
Flush Options – Water-saving toilets have three flush options: single flush, dual-flush, and pressure-assisted flush.
Standard Ratings – We will explain the Maximum Performance (MaP) ratings associated with all styles of water-saving toilets.
Different Types of Water-Saving Toilets
Single flush toilets must adhere to the EPA regulations outlined in 1994 that stipulate no flush can exceed 1.6 gallons of water. But the water-saving toilets we offer often use much less water than that standard. The different types of water-saving toilets include:
Dual-Flush Toilets – These models have two different options for flushing. Each toilet will feature either a two-stage lever or two flush buttons. The first setting is for a 1.6-gallon flush for use when disposing of solid waste. The other option is best suited for liquid waste because it uses a 0.8-1.1-gallon flush.
Pressure-Assisted Toilets – These toilets use compressed air to assist the flushing action. Pressure-assisted toilets use one gallon or less with every flush and hold water in a plastic reservoir to reduce external sweating.
Gravity-Assisted Toilets – These are among the most common low-flow toilet options. They combine low water usage with the force of gravity to eliminate waste.
Vacuum-Assisted Toilets – These toilets suck waste from below by creating a depressurization at the bottom. This helps pull waste out of the bowl using as little as 0.8 gallons per flush.
Benefits of Water-Saving Toilets
As global citizens, we must do our part to protect the planet. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, we do this by conserving water whenever possible. Low-flow toilets can accomplish this objective. Among the many benefits of water-saving toilet systems are:
Improved Restroom Hygiene
We Provide Maintenance and Repairs
Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating is adept at installing and repairing all types of toilets for homeowners in Seattle, WA. We can troubleshoot problems ranging from minor leaks to severe blockages. Our professional plumbers use state-of-the-art tools and equipment to remedy toilet troubles quickly and efficiently. Let us know if anything is hindering your ability to use or flush your toilet so that we can schedule a time to address the issue.
Contact Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating Today
You flush your toilet multiple times a day but probably rarely think twice about it. Every time you flush, you are using valuable water resources. Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating offers low-flow toilets to help you reduce your water usage and protect the environment. We proudly serve customers in Seattle, WA, and throughout the surrounding area. Contact us today.
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