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What Are the Different Types of Toilets?

Think toilets are all the same? Think again! There is a wide range of different products on the market, and they all come with different features. If you’re looking to invest in a new toilet for your home, read this quick guide.

Different Types of Toilets

1. Flushing Toilets

These are, by far, the most common types of toilets in the United States, and you’ll find one in most homes. Flushing toilets have a button or trigger that causes water to run down the pipeline that’s connected to the device.

Advantages: These toilets are cheap to incorporate into your home, and you’ll find it easy to source spare parts if something goes wrong in the future. (A professional plumber like Benjamin Franklin can help you.)

Disadvantages: These toilets can experience blockages if wastewater becomes clogged. Investing in a plumbing protection plan, however, can reduce the chances of this happening as you’ll be able to identify toilet-related problems ahead of time.

2. Two-Piece Toilets

Two-piece toilets are also commonplace in the United States and other countries. Here, the water tank and toilet bowl are separate, which means the tank can hold more water. This improves the flow of wastewater from your device to the main sewer line that runs under your property.

Advantages: A better flow of wastewater than some conventional flushing toilets.

Disadvantages: Blockages can still happen, though.

3. Water-Saving Toilets

The average American family spends $70 a month on water bills, but did you know that some toilets could save you money?

Water-saving toilets use gravity, instead of air pressure, to remove contents from your toilet. As a result, these devices use less water than conventional flushing and two-piece toilets. Some families have saved hundreds of dollars a year after upgrading to a water-saving toilet.

Advantages: Reduce your water bills.

Disadvantages: Cost more to install than some flushing toilets, but the long-term cost savings could provide you with a return on your investment.

These are just some of the types of toilets available on the market. If you want to incorporate a new toilet into your home, it’s important you choose a professional plumber with the right amount of experience and skills necessary for the job.

Benjamin Franklin specializes in toilet installation, maintenance, and repairs. Request an appointment now.

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