For most of us, flushing the toilet is something we don’t think about. It’s just a habit. However, environmentalists have recently brought the topic front and center. Now people are asking how eco-friendly our toilets are, and if it’s worth getting an upgrade. After all, today there are several ways to save water without sacrificing a quality flush.

Low-Flow Toilets

Not sure if installing a low-flow toilet in your Ohio bathroom is a good decision? When they were first created, low-flow toilets didn’t work well. However, since then manufacturers have resolved the problems. Today’s market features many low-flow, high-performance toilets that get the job done with less water.

Most old toilets use between 3.5 and 6 gallons per flush (gpf), while low-flow models use between 1.28 and 1.6 gpf. Read about the difference this makes below:

  • According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average family could save more than $110 on utility bills annually simply by replacing old toilets with a low-flow (but high-efficiency) brand like WaterSense®.
  • The EPA also estimates that replacing inefficient toilets with a more eco-friendly model will save up to 13,000 gallons of water annually per person.

Dual-Flush Toilets

Another new trend is the dual-flush toilet. This new models utilizes two types of flushes — one for liquids and one for solids. Most models use approximately 1.6 gpf for solids and .9 gpf for liquids. This toilet is the ultimate water saver.

Bathroom Makeovers

Looking for other green remodeling ideas in the bathroom? Tri-Star Refinishing is here to help. We offer bathtub refinishing, countertop resurfacing, and more. These services restore countertops, tubs, and sinks to their former glory. Our tub refinishing professionals repair any defects and recoat the surface for a brand-new look.

Not only are our methods green and eco-friendly, they’re also budget friendly. The cost to restore a bathroom appliance is just a fraction of the price of buying and installing a new one.

Ready for a greener, shinier bathroom? Call at 877-610-8827 to make an appointment today. We serve homes and businesses in Youngstown, Akron, Canton, and the surrounding areas of Ohio. We also serve Pittsburgh and the Cranberry Township in Pennsylvania. Let us bring the sparkle back to the bathroom!