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3 Signs that Your Sewer Line May Be Leaking

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes to consider the possibility of a sewer line leak, since sewer lines are buried below the ground and used to require extensive excavation to reach. Modern techniques have made the problem much easier to deal with, but you still need to be able to spot the signs of a problem before you can summon the proper help. The good news is that local communities like Sun City, NV rarely have complications due to inclement weather, and trenchless technology makes repairing sewer line leaks much easier than before. If you can spot the signs early enough, you can take care of the problem before it gets out of hand. Here are 3 relatively easy ways of doing so. (more…)

Reasons to Consider a Low Flow Toilet

Friday, January 16th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

In the early 1990s, new federal laws mandated that moving forward, toilets needed to be manufactured with a toilet tank that held no more than 1.6 gallons of water. Before this, toilets held anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons, which is the amount used per flush.

This translated into a lot of wasted water, hence the update to the law. These days, with the help of a professional plumber in Sun City, you can install a toilet with an even smaller tank. But creating a low flow toilet wasn’t just about reducing the tank size; there are other significant differences between a low flow toilet and a regular one.

Difference #1: The Bowl Outlet

The hole in the toilet bowl is known as the bowl outlet. If you look at a low flow toilet, you’ll see that the bowl outlet is in the center of the bowl; in a regular toilet, the outlet is typically positioned toward the back of the bowl, closer to the tank. Positioning the bowl outlet in the center of the bowl allows for less water usage and better ability to push waste out of the bowl.

Difference #2: Water Level

Not only is the water level lower in a low flow toilet, there is also more water in the front of the bowl. This helps to more effectively push waste into the bowl outlet.

Difference #3: Extra Water Supply Hole

Not all low flow toilets have this, but many do, particularly those that use less than 1.6 gallons of water. The extra water supply hole is in front of the bowl outlet, under the lip of the curve. This extra water supply hole allows water to push waste more quickly and effectively into the bowl outlet.

Difference #4: Larger Flush Valve

The output hole, which is the hole in the bottom of the tank that allows water to transfer from the tank to the bowl is larger in low flow toilets. This increases the flow of the water coming into the bowl with each flush which creates a more powerful flush.

Toilet water can total 14% of your home’s total water usage. If you are looking for ways to decrease the amount of water you use in your home, you may want to consider a low flow toilet.