Dual flush toilets are categorized as High-Efficiency Toilets (HET). They are different from the ordinary single flush toilets because they come with two handles or two buttons to release different levels of water. While the high-volume flush uses up to 1.6 gallons of water, the low-volume flush uses 0.8 to 1 gallon of water. This is so low compared to the 8 gallons of water used by the traditional toilet flush. It also relies on gravity to flush down waste from the toilet. Installing a dual flush toilet can be very beneficial, both financially and environmentally. These benefits include:
1. MONEY SAVING
Water usage is essential and holds a huge part of the household costs. Since you can choose to either use the low volume flush or the high volume flush, you will end up using fewer gallons of water as opposed to the conventional toilets that release the same amount of water during every flush. Lower water usage in your home saves you money on your monthly water bills.
2. LOW MAINTENANCE
Since these toilets use gravity to remove waste, their designs help to avoid clogging. Therefore, you will avoid all the headaches of plumbing and plunging, thus leading to low maintenance costs.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
The use of low-volume flush when flushing liquid waste and high-volume flush when flushing solid waste allows for the conservation of water. Water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource hence everyone is encouraged to preserve it. Therefore, installing this type of toilet goes a long way in preserving the environment
Installing a dual flush toilet is more or less the same process as installing conventional toilets. Replacing your conventional toilet with a dual flush may seem expensive now, but it will save you money in the future. Better still, our team can install converter kits that can turn your toilet into a dual flush. At Dependable Service Plumbing, we offer solutions to all plumbing issues, drainage cleaning, pipe repairs, and many more. Contact us today for more information or a schedule for a plumbing service.