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Things to know When Flushing Your Toilet in Indianapolis.

If you are in the market for a new toilet, then it’s important to know the basics about this very important household device.  The toilet is the most used item in the household.  The average home flushes a toilet at least 24 times per day.  The toilet must be dependable, comfortable and in proper working order at all times.  There are several different types of toilets to choose from and understanding the basics will help you make a wise decision.

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 Toilets are limited to 1.6 gallons of water per flush.  That may be a struggle for some flushers with our humble daily load. Flushing is the single highest use of water in the average home, so conservation is critical. There is a gravity-feed toilet which relies on water to move waste down the drain.  They work on as little as 10 psi of household water pressure. There are pressure-assisted toilets which combines air and water to thrust wast out forcefully.  Pressure assisted generally use at lease 25 pounds of psi water pressure.  The more volume and higher use would be better served by the pressure assist toilet. Chances are you will live with the toilet you purchase for the next 10 years or more.  Understanding the flushing capacity is important so you can determine if the one you choose will have enough horse-power.  style=”line-height: 1.5;”>

Style & Comfort of Toilet

Toilets are offered in one or two piece units.  One piece toilets have the tank and bowl integrated and are generally easier to clean since the tank to bowl is eliminated.Standard toilet hight is 14 1/2″.  There are elongated toilets, which, allow a wider opening in the toilet rim or standard toilets with smaller to fit tight spaces.  Two piece toilets are the most common type of toilet available and fit just about any decor. people are upgrading to comfort height toilets which measure 17″-19″ floor to blow rim height.  This is a much easier seated device for knees that won’t bend as well, or hip joints that have stiffened.

Toilet Quality
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Yes, quality matters when it comes to a toilet.  Considering the number of times per day it is used, and flushed, the toilet must be high quality.  The amount of pressure placed upon a toilet per sitting is one reason to purchase a good quality toilet that will provide adequate support without cracking, or tipping.  The power of the flush depends on the components inside the toilet.  It’s important to have sturdy components in order for the toilet to adequately flush every time.  Replacement parts should be considered in the event you need a repair, so make sure you are able to obtain parts.  Noise level of a toilet is something to think about.  There is nothing worse than a loud “flusher” during the night.  The better quality toilets are more likely to have a quieter flush technology.

Selecting Carter’s My Plumber in Indianapolis, Indiana

We will provide a Licensed Plumber who is knowledgeable about the repair and installation of toilets.  At Carter’s My Plumber we provide Plumbing Service to Indianapolis.   We carry toilets on our fully stocked trucks, so we have them ready to go and bring them to you.  We offer prices up front before any work starts.  We will always try to find the best solution for our customers based on their need, and at the least amount possible.

Call today for more information about Toilets! (317) 859-9999

Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


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