What Are the Benefits of Low-Flow Toilets?

Posted by Butter Plumbing

You are likely no stranger to the water conservation discussion that’s been going for the last decade. Fortunately, we have been able to dramatically reduce the amount of water we use, while still enjoying the same great performance we need from our plumbing systems.

This has been achieved through the development of innovative plumbing technologies, such as low-flow toilets. A low-flow toilet uses significantly less water than a standard full-flush toilet. In fact, it uses as little as 1.6 gallons of water per flush, in contrast to the typical 3.5 gallons used by conventional toilets. Read on to discover some of the benefits of low-flow toilets.

Better Toilet Performance

A common myth about low-flow toilets is that they don’t do their job as well as conventional models, and that you have to flush more than once after each use, thus defeating the purpose of the toilet. This is untrue though. In addition, low-flow toilets are designed to drain more efficiently, which actually improves their flushing ability.

Improved Water Efficiency

Toilets account for approximately 30% of monthly water usage in a standard U.S. home. Low-flow toilets, however, use about 60-80% less water than older, conventional models. Toilets are easily the biggest water drain in American households, so this amount of water savings will have a positive impact on your wallet.

Adaptable Design

When it comes to their design, low-flow toilets are no different than conventional toilets. They’re the same size, same shape, and they use the same flushing apparatus and plumbing fittings as their traditional counterparts. The only difference lies in the inner workings of the toilet, which is what really matters. In other words, you won’t have to worry about remodeling your bathroom in order to accommodate this type of toilet.

To have a low-flow toilet installed in your Las Vegas, NV home, contact Butter Plumbing today!

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