Second to your shower, your toilet is one of the fixtures in your bathroom responsible for using a ton of water each and every day. While it’s easy to understand why, as it’s constantly ridding your bathroom of waste when it’s used, it’s imperative to understand that although it’s doing a great job, it can be a rather wasteful practice to flush the toilet and use gallons upon gallons of water each time. At the start of a new decade, it’s always good to consider making beneficial changes, and the addition of a dual-flush toilet into your bathroom can be the eco-friendly solution you’ve been looking for. Check out a few benefits to this below.
The impact a dual-flush toilet has on your home can be monumental. The act of flushing, now split between two separate buttons or levers, acts as a way to save water depending on the volume needed per flush. Typically, these fixtures have a setting for a low-volume flush, generally reserved for liquid waste — and cutting the water usage in half for something like this over time translates to less impact felt by the environment.
Although the price for water isn’t generally as high as cooling your home on a scorching July afternoon, there’s something to be said about an investment such as this that, over time, will save you cash each year. Additionally to the extra money in your pocket, you’re benefiting by saving about 4,000 gallons of water each year, minimum!
A single-flush toilet is designed to use pressure to siphon waste out and away from your home’s plumbing system — and the breakdown of a dual-flush is much easier! These fixtures use gravity-based designs to dispose of your waste down a path that not only saves you from needed a plunger now and again, but it’s quite good at also preventing clogs from forming, which can lead to a plumbing nightmare when you least prefer it.
Whether it’s a repair job or brand new installation, we’ve got you covered. Contact Plumbing & A/C Medic today to learn more about dual flush toilets and how you can save money by upgrading your home’s plumbing fixtures.