Having efficient, functional toilets is one of the most important aspects of homeownership. If you think that it’s time to have a new toilet installed in your home, Schuler Plumbing’s team would love the chance to work with you. Contact us today to ask about toilet installation services.
Reasons to Upgrade a Toilet
One of the most common reasons to upgrade your toilet is found in its age. Toilets can last for decades if they have been properly installed, and while that’s good, the numbers may not be. Toilets made before 1994 were allowed to use more than three gallons of water per flush. That number has been cut in half since then, so you may have an inefficient toilet that is costing you more money than you need to be spending.
You should also consider replacing your toilet if you find yourself calling for more frequent toilet repairs. At some point, the cost of repairing a toilet isn’t worth it, and a replacement is a better investment.
Finally, if your toilet is cracked or you are remodeling your bathroom, choosing a new toilet is the right option. Call Schuler Plumbing if you believe it’s time for a new toilet.
Things to Consider When Upgrading Your Toilet
Upgrading your toilet isn’t as simple as going to a local hardware store and grabbing a new one. There are several factors that you will want to consider. Shape, efficiency, height, size, and even color should come into consideration.
For instance, toilet manufacturers now make toilets that are considered “chair height.” This is especially useful for people who are aging or have problems with their knees and hips. These toilets, which are several inches taller than a standard toilet, allow you to not have to sit as low. These are commonly placed in homes where elderly people live, but are a good investment for anyone.
Similarly, there are now options that cover the shape of your toilet. You can choose between a round bowl and an elongated bowl. When considering which shape you want, you should be sure to think about the amount of space that you have for your toilet. If your toilet sits in a tight corner, you may not be able to use an elongated toilet, as they are typically larger than their round counterparts.
Since everyone is looking for ways to save a few bucks on their monthly bills, you should also think about the water efficiency of your new toilet. How many gallons of water are required for each flush? Current federal standards allow toilets to use 1.6 gallons of water per flush. However, recent advances in the industry have allowed manufacturers to produce toilets that use 20% less water every time you flush! This is an effective way to save money without forfeiting the functionality that you need.
Finally, you will also want to choose a color that goes with the design of your bathroom. Even if it’s a bathroom that guests don’t use, you want to make sure that every room in your home looks its best.
Benefits of Professional Toilet Installation
While there may be a few small plumbing jobs that you can handle on your own, those are generally limited to pouring some drain cleaner down one of the drains in your home or using a plunger to get rid of a small clog. When it comes to something as large as toilet installation services, it’s a good idea to trust a professional.
First of all, a plumber understands how to make sure that your new toilet is connected to your home’s existing plumbing system. The drain that connects your toilet to your home’s sewage system will barely stick out of the bathroom floor. If you don’t have the pipe securely connected to the toilet, you will experience leaks that can do major damage to your home. Additionally, there is a wax seal that serves as an additional layer of protection and makes sure that your toilet is completely affixed to the ground and that water can’t escape when you flush.
Additionally, toilets can be heavy, and carrying one around can be dangerous if you don’t know how to correctly pick up your new toilet and move it around, you can hurt yourself. Working with a professional plumber ensures that there’s no work for you to do, and that you are completely safe.
The Schuler Plumbing Difference
Schuler Plumbing understands that you can choose any plumbing company to handle the installation of your new toilet, but we want to earn your business. As a family-owned, veteran-owned business, we have worked for years to become a vital part of our community. Not only are we committed to providing world-class plumbing services for your home, but we’re also committed to our friends and neighbors right here at home.
Also, every job that we perform comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That means that our job isn’t finished until you’re completely satisfied with the result. Our job may start by diagnosing the plumbing issue that you’re having, but that job isn’t considered complete until the mess is cleaned up, and your home is returned to its original condition. When you work with Schuler Plumbing, you’re working with a company that is completely committed to keeping your home running the way you want it to. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.