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Low Flow Toilets vs. Regular Toilets

Do you know the difference between a regular toilet and a low-flow toilet? If not, don't worry! Low-flow toilets have been around for a while now, but some people are still unsure whether they are worth the investment. We'll explore both sides of the argument in order to help you make up your mind.

Water Usage

Regular toilets are the most common type of toilet. They use about three to five gallons of water per flush. On the other hand, low-flow toilets use only one and a half to two gallons of water per flush. As you can see, low-flow toilets use significantly less water than regular toilets. This is one of the main arguments in favor of low-flow toilets. If you're looking to save water, then a low-flow toilet is definitely the way to go.

While the name low-flow might worry you that it will not have the power to get the job done right, this actually isn't a problem as most are designed with more water near the front of the bowl, which will make it easier for waste to travel to the outlet since more of the bowl base is underwater. Some bowls even come with an additional water supply hole located near the bowl outlet to help with removal.


Another factor to consider is cost. Low-flow toilets do tend to be more expensive than regular toilets. However, they will eventually pay for themselves because you'll be saving money on your water bill every year. This means that low-flow toilets are more cost-effective in the long run than regular toilets.


If you're worried about the installation process, don't be! Low-flow toilets can be installed just like regular toilets. In fact, most plumbers are already familiar with the process. So if you're thinking about making the switch to a low-flow toilet, there's no need to worry about the installation process.

Get Your Toilet Installed the Right Way

When it comes to installing your toilet, you want to get the right technicians who can ensure everything is done correctly. Even the most minor mistake can lead to expensive repairs, leaks, clogs, and burst pipes!

No matter what toilet you decide on, the team at Benicia Plumbing, Inc. has the skills and tools to get the job done right. Just call us at (707) 745-2930 to set up your appointment and get that brand new toilet installed the right way!