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Toilet Features to Avoid

toiletYou spend at least one and a half years of your life on toilet. Many people use their moment on this throne to self reflect or read the contents of their air refresher. Regardless, purchasing the right toilet is very important and failing to do so can result in 20 years or more with a loud and uncomfortable toilet. If you’re thinking about purchasing a toilet in the near future, here are some features to avoid:

Poor Quality

Do not cut corners when purchasing a toilet. While it is very possible to purchase a toilet for under $100, you may spend more in the long run constantly replacing parts and eventually buying a new toilet a few years later.

Low Grade Flushers

Noisy flushers can be a bit annoying. It may be a good idea to do some research on the Consumer Reports website for details on flushing performance based on the various toilet models.    

Custom Designs

We all want unique pieces in our homes to make it more of our own however this should not be done when purchasing your toilet. Custom parts are not always readily available and may require overseas shipment.  

Oddly Specific Measurements

Avoid buying a toilet that is too high. The standard toilet height is 15 inches. Toilets that are 17-19 inches may work for taller individuals but it may be a disadvantage for the elderly or those with mobility problems. Be sure to measure the space in your bathroom before your purchase. In addition, try sitting on the toilet before you buy it to test for comfort.

Bizarre Seat Covers

Keep your toilet seats simple or free of bizarre decorative designs. What looks good today may become an eyesore to anyone who uses your bathroom in the future.

Sweaty Tanks

A toilet that sweats can become an eyesore. You can avoid this by purchasing a pressure-assist model toilet. A pressure-assist tank holds water within an inner tank which keeps moisture away from the exterior.

Low Efficiency Models

Try to purchase a toilet that is as efficient as possible. Today many newer model toilets have both a half and full flush feature. This is a good way to save water and some green at the the same time. Looking to do some home improvements?  Contact us online or call us at 773-509-0200. Our experienced professionals can help you build the home you’ve always wanted.

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