The reason people use for keeping older toilet models is because they claim older toilet units have more power than the new ones. This is a myth, older toilet units are not better units. Toilets fall under technology, and as time progresses technology advances too. The main reason why people believe old toilets have more power, is water consumption. Old toilets use seven gallons of water per flush. Imagine seeing seven gallons of water spinning in your toilet, this can be interpreted as more force. However, the only reason that much water is required to flush is because older toilets solemnly rely on gravity force to move waste down to the sewage line. Newer toilets have vacuum-assisted and pressure assisted models. These types of toilets have small compression tanks within the water tank that provide more force when flushing, making them stronger than previous models. Some more advanced toilets are equipped with a dual flush system. Dual flush systems use less water when flushing liquid waste, and a strong flush force when flushing solid waste.
Furthermore, it is easier to attach disability equipment to new toilet models compared to older ones. There are other technological advances that have made new models more convenient. Automatic flushing makes restrooms much more sanitary in a commercial setting, and has offered a flushing solution to people with disabilities. Luxury toilets prove new is better. Luxury toilets have a built-in seat warmers, air fresheners and bowl cleansers. These toilets can adjust their height and lighting in the restroom. Bluetooth systems are also a part of luxury toilets, providing your favorite music while in the restroom. Another technological advance made on toilets is health orientation. Health orientation toilets can give the user a health diagnostic based on his/her waste. Nonetheless, you do not need a luxury toilet to have a better toilet. Overall, new toilet models offer less water consumption and more flushing force with an affordable price to the average person and all the while conserving a valuable resource, water.
How often should you replace your toilet?
Some plumbers argue that toilets can hold for 50 years but different factors can influence a replacement. Toilets are not unbreakable, they are susceptible to damage. Cracks, leaking, chair rocking, and constant clogging are clear signs that the toilet needs to be replaced. Basic sanitation can be a variable in toilet replacement. Human waste and other types of waste is constantly being flushed down the toilet. It does not matter if you clean your toilet daily, after 50 years waste begins to attach and build up at the bottom of the bowl. A replacement will be needed to have a clean toilet in the home. A minor federal misdemeanor might motivate someone to purchase a new toilet. Federal laws states that any toilet constructed before 1994 that holds more than 1.6 gallons per flush must get replaced. Older toilets are a danger to the environment. They are also a waste of not only money but water as well. Why not replace it with a new model that will help the environment for the next 50 years?