If your toilet was manufactured before 1994, it is probably costing you a fortune in water. Most older toilets used 3.5 gallons per flush (GPF). Newer low-flow toilets use only 1.6 GPF and the newest low-flow designs provide the same amount of flushing power as old 3.5-gallon models. A Roto-Rooter plumber can install an efficient new toilet that will conserve water and save you money month after month.
There are many new environmentally-friendly toilet designs that go even further to save water. Some designs have a dual flushing system which uses the only 0.9 GPF for liquid waste but all 1.6 GPF for solid waste. You are welcome to purchase a toilet from the store of your choice then seek our plumbing services to have it installed. We can also provide you with options before delivering and installing the toilet you want.
- One of the more popular toilet myths suggests that when toilets flush in the northern hemisphere, the water circulates clockwise in the bowl while toilets in the southern hemisphere circulate counter-clockwise, supposedly due to the Coriolis Effect caused by the rotation of the Earth. This sounds fascinating, but it is not true. In fact, toilets flush the direction they do solely because of the manufacturer’s design. The Coriolis Effect is a real force but it does not impact toilets or sinks.
- According to the World Toilet Organization, the average person uses the toilet six to eight times a day or 2,500 times per year. That translates to three years of someone’s life spent using the toilet.