New types of toilets are a great water saving investment, but choosing the right one can make the difference between you loving or hating your new toilet. Let Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA guide you through all of the choices so that you can make an informed decision, and purchase the toilet that’s right for you and your family.
Types of Toilets
The gravity-feed toilet is the oldest and most common type of toilet. It has a tank and bowl. Gravity forces water out of the tank into the bowl washing away the waste. The bowl uses a siphoning action to clean away debris.
Gravity-feed toilets have few moving parts which makes them reliable and relatively maintenance free.
Pressure Assisted Toilet
The pressure assisted toilet uses pressurized air causing it to flush with much greater force. This system is quite loud but very effective. These toilets are less prone to clogging than other types.
Dual Flush Toilet
Dual Flush toilets are a form of gravity-feed toilet that has two actuators on the top of the tank. The larger actuator causes more water to flow to the bowl while the smaller one causes less. In this way the dual flush toilet saves water and is very environmentally friendly.
The double-cyclone toilet is a cutting edge new design. Instead of using multiple smaller hole inside the rim of the toilet to spill water into the bowl, it uses two large directed jet-like opening to cause the water to spin rapidly in the bowl creating a cyclone-like effect. Double-cyclone toilets are very efficient and environmentally friendly.
Styles of Toilets
One-piece toilets do not have a separate tank and bowl, each are combined into one porcelain body.
The two-piece is the most common. It has a separate tank and bowl. For many years having a separate tank and bowl was a good idea because of replacement cost. If either the tank or bowl were damaged, the could be replaced independent of one another. This is becoming less common today with the advent of a “toilet in a box” where both the tank and bowl are purchased together in one box.
Wall Hanging Toilet
The wall hanging toilet is usually found on commercial settings, but can be used in homes. It’s a space saving design that allows for easy cleaning and mopping. If you are extremely limited on space a wall hanging toilet may be a good choice.