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3 Tips for Buying a New Toilet

When your trusty toilet starts to show signs of damage beyond repair, you will need to begin shopping for a replacement. The wide array of options in toilets today can make choosing one overwhelming. How do you know where to start when you’re in the market for a new toilet?

You should keep your eyes out for certain factors when shopping for a toilet replacement. These factors are price, water flow and efficiency, toilet configuration, and style.

Toilets Are an Investment

When you purchase a toilet, you want it to work well and last for a very long time. You also want your contractor to install the toilet properly without any underlying issues that you’ll have to fix later. When purchasing a new toilet, remind yourself that this is an investment. You should budget between $100 and $500 for your new toilet to ensure high quality and longevity.

Low-Flow Toilets

Conservation and efficiency are important features to take note of when you’re shopping for an appliance that uses large quantities of water, such as toilets. Investing in a low-flow toilet can help reduce your water waste and your monthly water bill. Standard modern toilets flush at a rate of 1.6 gallons per flush, a major decrease from 3.5 or 4.5 gallons per flush from older models. High-efficiency toilets flush at a rate of 1.28 gallons per flush.

Configuration and Style

Toilets come in a variety of styles and configurations to best match your bathroom design. Prior to purchasing a new toilet, list style features that you desire, such as color and material. This will help you narrow down the options available to you and further customize your toilet purchase.

You will also need to select a toilet configuration to best fit your bathroom. Each distinct design boasts certain specifications, such as bowl length and number of parts. Different configurations of toilets that you can purchase include:

  • One-piece toilets
  • Two-piece toilets
  • Round front toilets
  • Elongated toilets

Now that you’ve purchased your new toilet, you need Mr. Rooter Plumbing to help you safely install it. Contact us today to receive a free estimate for your Olympia toilet replacement.

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