The average person uses a standard toilet five times a day. If that toilet doesn’t have a low-flow flushing model it could be wasting anywhere from five to eight gallons of water each day. It doesn’t take long for that amount to add up and translate into an added cost on your bill. So, what’s the solution? A well-regulated 1.6-gallon tank.
Three Benefits of a 1.6-Gallon Tank
The efficiency of a smaller toilet tank consists of three major benefits: A lower monthly water bill, environmental assistance, and home value. Whether you’re tired of losing money to your local water provider, hoping to assist in the effort towards a greener environment, or wanting to sell your home, a 1.6-gallon tank is very beneficial in all of your bathrooms.
Lowering Your Water Bill
Using the bathroom is a necessity, so telling yourself to not use it as much just doesn’t make sense. But finding a way to use your toilet more efficiently during each trip to the bathroom makes a lot of sense. That’s exactly how a 1.6-gallon tank operates. You won’t need to change any of your routines to see an immediate change on your water bill. Less water leaving your pipes means more money in your pocket.
A Positive Environmental Impact
The lack of a clean water supply is a constant issue in today’s world. So why not help contribute towards this effort by using less water yourself? This is what makes a 1.6-gallon tank the obvious choice for an ongoing problem. Think of the impact you could make if you’re able to conserve a couple of gallons each time you flush the toilet.
A Better Home Value
There’s no better way to sell a home than to highlight all of the latest and greatest attributes it includes. When it comes to plumbing, a 1.6-gallon tank can be an attractive selling point for any buyer. Not only will it save them money on their bill, but it will make them feel like there’s something new and improved about the house they’re buying.
How Do I Know if My Toilet Is Low-flow?
Unlike other plumbing issues, evaluating your toilet’s water flow is simplistic. You’ll first want to put the seat down (to avoid dropping anything in the bowl). Next, lift the lid of the tank. On the backside of your tank there should be a stamp with a few numbers labeled. A low-flow model will read “1.6 GPF." GPF stands for Gallons Per Flush. If your tank is not a low-flow model, the GPF will be much higher. Most standard toilets usually have a GPF of 3.5 or higher. This means standard toilets use more than twice the amount of water needed to properly flush a toilet.
Will a 1.6-Gallon Toilet Require Maintenance?
Yes, just like any home appliance a toilet will require maintenance eventually. However, since 1.6-gallon tanks are much more efficient, the demand for maintenance and repairs is usually a lot lower than that of any high-intensity toilet with a higher GPF rate.
Can I Install a 1.6-Gallon Tank on My Own?
Do-it-yourself videos on the internet have inspired any homeowner to try and solve tasks by themselves. But to properly ensure you’re getting the most use out of your low-flow model toilet, it’s important to let our team of seasoned professionals take over. Not only will My Plumber, Inc. evaluate your current situation, we’ll confirm that your toilet is working to its fullest potential once the job is finished. Contact our team today to learn more about installing a 1.6-gallon toilet tank in your bathroom.