What to Look for When Buying a New Toilet

Some of us are quite lucky in that our toilets almost never break or need replacing. If you’re one of those people, then count your blessings! But others have to eventually begin the process of figuring out which toilet they should buy, and that can be surprisingly complicated!

The abundance of options you have when buying a new toilet can overwhelm you if you don’t know what you’re looking for. To help you navigate the porcelain maze, the plumbing experts at Roman Electric are here to help you know what to look for when buying a new toilet!

Get the Right Size

Contrary to popular belief, toilets don’t come in a one-size-fits-all model. Some are quite large, but others are designed to be smaller. And depending on your bathroom’s dimensions and specifications, you can accidentally purchase one that won’t fit – and discovering that when you get home would be incredibly frustrating.

Make sure you’ve got the right measurements for the space where your toilet will go so that you don’t end up with a toilet that won’t fit in your bathroom. And there are plenty of size-related options beyond just the length of the toilet itself:

  • You can choose to have an elongated bowl or a more traditional rounded bowl
  • If the standard height doesn’t work as well, you can opt for a higher toilet

Low-Flow Models

One of the ways that toilets have improved the most in recent years is the addition of low-flow options. These use significantly less water than regular models do, and it pays off! In 1992, toilets were required by law to use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush – a significant decrease from the 3.5-7 gallon-per-flush range that they used to have.

A low-flow toilet will still get the job done, so to speak, but it will drastically reduce the water used in the process. All that water that you don’t use ends up putting more money in your pocket thanks to a lower water bill!

Research to Find the Right One for You

These days, everything gets reviewed. No matter what you’re trying to buy, odds are someone has written a scathing critique or some glowing praise about it online somewhere. And that definitely applies to toilets as well!

Before you venture out to your local hardware store to pick out a replacement toilet, make sure you walk in well aware of which one you’re planning to purchase. Online reviews will tell you which ones have the features you want the most, and they’ll give you a better idea of how each model performs after some use.

Roman Electric: Here to Make Milwaukee Residents Lives Easier

No matter where you’re at in your toilet-replacement process, let the pros at Roman Electric help you out! Our trained experts will work with you to determine the right model for you and your family – we won’t rest until we know you’re totally satisfied!

Give us a call at 414-369-3798 to see how we can make your life that much easier!