If you require toilet replacement services because the toilets in your Callahan home are worn out or outdated, don’t hesitate to seek professional help from a skilled plumber. Contact Bert Norman’s Plumbing to discuss your toilet replacement options with an experienced plumber and to determine which toilet model will add the most convenience, cost savings, visual appeal, comfort, and value to your Callahan home.
Which Type of Toilet Should You Select?
Generally, homeowners choose from two types of toilets: gravity-fed toilets and pressure-assisted toilets. Gravity-fed toilets possess flush valves that operate when gravity transports water from the tanks to the bowls to flush waste down the drains. These toilets flush quietly, and they require only 10 pounds per square inch of household water pressure to function correctly. In a pressure-assisted toilet, water compresses air within a sealed tank, and this pressure forces waste down the waste line. Pressure-assisted toilets suit large households well, but they require at least 25 pounds per square inch of water pressure. Pressure-assisted toilets are also known to flush loudly.
- Bowl Shape – Popular toilet bowl shapes include elongated, compact elongated, and round-front bowl shapes. Elongated toilets provide additional comfort with lengths ranging from 28 to 31 inches, compact elongated toilets offer both comfort and compact size with lengths ranging from 26 to 28 inches, and round-front toilets are often placed in small spaces because of their lengths ranging from 25 to 29 inches.
- Rebates – Toilet models that use 1.28 gallons of water or less achieve the EPA’s WaterSense label and provide ultimate efficiency, making them eligible for rebates by your water utility in some instances.
- Flush Ratings – Before buying a new toilet, check independent test results of different toilet models’ flushing performance to make an informed purchasing decision.
- Rough-In Measurements – The rough-in of a toilet is the distance from the wall to the center of the toilet flange. When measuring this distance, the baseboard should be accounted for as well. For your toilet replacement, you should select a toilet that fits the rough-in measurement so that your plumber doesn’t have to move the flange.
- Seat Height – Toilet height is measured from the floor to the top of the seat. Typically, toilet seat heights range from 15 to 19 inches, so browse several toilet styles of varying heights, such as chair height toilets, standard height toilets, or custom height toilets.
- Flush Handle Location – The flush handle can be installed by your plumber as a swing lever on the side or the front of the toilet, as a pull lever or a push button on the top, as a hidden sensor, or on the wall as a remote control or push plate.