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Pressure-Assisted Toilets

To understand the pressure-assisted toilet, you must first be aware of the fact that the toilets you mostly see on a daily basis are known as gravity-assisted toilets.  Gravity-assisted toilets are your standard home toilets.  They operate via a handle which triggers a valve inside the tank to open and suction the water down from the tank, through the toilet bowl, and into the pipes below.  On the other hand, pressure-assisted toilets are a newer technology. They consist of a sealed cylindrical tank inside of a larger ceramic tank. When these toilets are flushed, water displaces the air inside the sealed tank, which generates a much more forceful flush that can be produced by gravity alone.  Below are some reasons you may want to consider purchasing pressure-assisted toilets for your home:

  • The force created by the air pressure dislodges trapped materials more easily, meaning you will experience fewer clogs. This makes these toilets especially worth investigating if you have an older home with narrower pipes that clog easily, or you have small children who occasionally attempt to flush things down the toilet that don’t belong there.
  • Due to their innovative self-contained design, these toilets do not have a tank with freestanding water. Therefore, they will not experience condensation build-up during the humid days of summer in Georgia.
  • The bowl of these toilets holds more water, making them cleaner to use.
  • The materials used for the individual components of the toilet are extremely strong and long-lasting. Additionally, the design has fewer moving parts and is, therefore, less likely to break overall.

Perhaps the most important advantage of all is that pressure-assisted toilets are more water-efficient than their gravity-assisted counterparts.  Pressure-assisted toilets use 1.1 to 1.2 gallons of water per flush, as opposed to the 1.3 to 1.6 used by even the most environmentally friendly gravity-assisted model.

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