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The Basics Plumbers Want You To Know About Buying A New Toilet

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Replacing your toilet might seem like a mundane task, but it's one that your plumber wants to make sure you give careful attention to. In fact, not only is it in your best interest to have a professional plumber handle your toilet replacement, but it's also helpful to talk with your plumber in advance about the things you need to consider when you're choosing that new toilet. Here are a few of the things that you will need to think about.

Water Flow

The toilets on the market today are designed with options for your water flow volumes. Traditional toilets have a standard water flush, while low-flow toilets are designed to flush using less water. If you're looking to reduce your home's water consumption, a low-flow toilet might be an ideal solution. It significantly reduces the amount of water used per flush, which is great when water conservation is a priority.

Flush Options

Sometimes, a low-flow toilet is preferable, but your family feels more comfortable with standard flushing for solid waste. If that's the case, look for a toilet model with a dual-flush feature. These toilets allow you to use a low-flow flush for liquid waste and a standard flush for solid waste. With these toilet models, you can be sure that your waste system will be consistent and reliable no matter what you're flushing.

Fixture Style

You'll also find that you have many options in terms of the fixture styles to choose from. Do you want a toilet with a standard flush handle on the front? These are certainly the most familiar style, but they can be prone to damage. Push-button flush fixtures are newer on the market but they are sleeker, more polished, and contribute a smoother finish in your bathroom. In fact, if you really want to stay on the cutting edge, consider a touchless system with a sensor-operated flush. That's more hygienic and it eliminates the mechanical components that could suffer damage, such as the flush handle or the button system. Think about the look you're trying to create, especially if you're remodeling, and choose accordingly. 

These are just a few of the features that you'll need to think about when you're choosing a new toilet. Once you have narrowed down these key considerations, then you can choose the proper toilet height and design for your bathroom. Your plumber can help you narrow down your options based on your personal preferences.

Contact a plumber for more information.