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Understanding Different Types of Toilets

Picture a toilet. Now, picture a different type of toilet. Can’t do it? Believe it or not, there are far more options than your basic white, ceramic toilet. If you're looking to renovate your bathroom or you’re interested in using less water, you should have a general understanding of the most common toilets on the market today.

Two-Piece Toilets

As the most well-known toilet, the two-piece is the most popular and has plenty of advantages. The "two-piece" of the name comes from the tank and the bowl. When the toilet is ready to be put in, these pieces are brought together. Operating and maintaining a two-piece toilet is very easy. Simple issues, like a toilet running long after flushing, can be addressed by repairing either one or both of the valves — the flush valve and the fill valve.

One-Piece Toilets

If you were to look at photos of a one-piece and two-piece toilet next to each other, you may think they were the same. They look very similar to one another, but there's a simple yet important distinction. True to their name, a one-piece toilet is a single entity. This means that they’re easier to install yourself, even if you don’t have much plumbing experience. While the price might be higher, the value is greatly worth it.

Eco-Friendly Toilets

Your carbon footprint is bigger than you realize, and a large culprit can be the amount of water your toilet uses. While you can do things like flush less, an eco-friendly toilet can be one of your best investments. An eco-friendly toilet uses less water, meaning it will have a less harmful effect on the planet and save you money each month.

Here at Mr. Rooter, we are devoted to helping you with any and all of your plumbing needs. If you want to install a new toilet or repair an existing one, give us a call today!

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