Four different toilet models/styles in a grid

Do You Have the Toilet That's Right for You?

At Benicia Plumbing, we realize that the toilet is not exactly the most fascinating item inside your home, but  it's undoubtedly one of the most important appliance in your life. 

At Benicia Plumbing, we fix and install new toilets for our clients almost every day  and what we've learned about what most people want other than its style and color, they also want a toilet that conserves water and allows them to save money over the long term.

The friendly professionals at Benicia Plumbing would like to share some information that hopefully you can use for when you're looking for a new toilet" 

Low flow toilets have undergone different design changes, starting in 1994 with their introduction. The first generation of these toilets used 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or less. However, you had to flush these twice.

After revamping the design of these toilets and introducing added features like larger trapways, many homeowners are now enjoying the benefits of reduced water consumption and more savings.

It may be tempting to pinch pennies and choose a low-cost toilet, but as the old adage goes, you get  precisely what you pay for. However, the same thing also applies for unique features. You might think that features like custom seats and unique flush mechanisms add value to your bathroom, but the truth is that you can end up spending more over the long term when you need to have these replaced.

How to choose the right toilet

One of the very first things that you need to do is to compare flush ratings of the toilets you are considering to buy. The easiest way to do that is to go online.

If you want to save more money, consider looking for rebates on some high-efficiency models. A high-efficiency toilet, for example, will use just 1.28 gallons of water and is well worth your attention. But be aware that some models of these toilets are prone to staining and clogging.

Consider a pressure-assist toilet. Many plumbers have the consensus that these toilets save more water compared to gravity toilets. These toilets may be noisier and costlier, but these are but a small price to pay for long-term savings.

High-efficiency model toilets

If you want a toilet that is easy to clean, consider buying a wall-hung toilet. There are some high-efficiency model toilets that you can consider.

Consider buying a taller toilet if you are taller than the average person. Taller toilets can make it more convenient for you while also helping to save your knees and back from discomfort.

If you are not making serious modifications to your bathroom, choose a toilet with the same rough-in as your current toilet. Also, be aware that toilets with bigger bowls can take a lot of space and can get in the way of the door and cabinets.

If you put a premium on water conservation and if you are willing to pay a higher price for your toilet, consider a dual-flush toilet. These toilets have two buttons: a 0.8 gpf button and a 1.6 gpf button.

About Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, Inc., we’ve been serving our clients since 1975 and always looking  to utilize the latest technology in today’s plumbing world. By providing complete plumbing services to businesses, industry, homebuilders and homeowners throughout the northern California Bay Area, we’ve been able to stay at the forefront of this industry and succeed at a high level.