A toilet can be installed anywhere in the house; even so, it is not as simple as it sounds. For a toilet to properly function it needs to be connected to a plumbing system, ventilation system, and sewage line. A toilet missing any of these three main components will not work. Water is the main element when flushing a toilet, assuming it is connected to a plumbing system. By removing the plumbing system from the equation, the toilet becomes an empty bowl collecting waste. When a toilet is flushed gravity pushes water under the flapper forcing the waste down the drain into the sewage line. Without plumbing, water can not be refilled within the toilet to complete the process again. Gravity works fine on a toilet connected to the floor, but what if the owner wants to place the toilet on the wall? For a wall toilet to function a sewage ejector pump is required. Wall toilets do not have gravity, therefore, they require some type of force to push the waste down the sewage line; sewage ejector pumps allow that force to occur. The pump takes the role of gravity making sure all waste is pushed down the drain.
Ventilation systems are required in the installation of a new toilet. For instance, someone decides to place a toilet in his/her closet without ventilation. Eventually, gas from waste and other cleaning products starts to accumulate in the toilet; releasing fumes that are hazardous to human health. Ventilation is needed for toxicity release and a healthy living environment.
The waste people flush from their toilets does not disappear. Waste from homes and commercial buildings is directed into a large sewage line that travels to a water treatment facility. Toilets that are not connected to a sewage line keep their waste. The moment that toilet is flushed, waste will begin to spill out of the drain onto the side home or building. Adding a new toilet to a different part of the home requires a contractor to secure the reliability of all systems.
Can a toilet, sink, and shower share the same drain?
Toilets, sinks, and showers usually share the same drain because all three of them are located in a restroom. Also, all three of these share a common objective: to remove dirt and waste from the human body, meaning they must be linked with a drain pipe that connects to a sewage line. Another incident that provides evidence that toilets, sinks, and showers all share the same drain pipe is clogging. The moment either your shower, toilet or sink is clogged the others experience backup or gurgling. Despite the fact that sinks, showers and toilets belong to the restroom area; does not always mean they are all connected to the same drain pipe. Commercial buildings will likely have separate drain pipes to avoid full lockdown. For example, gyms will share different drain pipes because if all of their showers rely on just one, all the showers in the gym will collapse if that single pipe should fail. The best way to know if a toilet, sink or shower all share a drain; is by checking the buildings’ blueprints. Then the owner can decide to add more drain pipes or leave all items connected to one.