It’s a simple act that you do several times a day without even thinking about it, but the way your toilet flushes could be wasting a significant amount of water in your home. A basic toilet uses almost four gallons of water for every flush. While that may not seem like a lot, multiply that by the number of times you use your toilet in a day. Then consider the other people living in your house. It adds up!
With newer options like high-efficiency and dual-flush toilets, you can easily become a household that saves water with every flush. Standard high-efficiency toilets use less than two gallons of water per flush – half of your standard flush. Even more effective is a dual flush toilet, which has options for both liquid and solid waste. By flushing accordingly, you can save even more water as the liquid waste uses much less water to get rid of.
A family of four, over the course of the year, can save almost 14,000 gallons of water with a high-efficiency toilet and 17,000 gallons with a dual flush. Your water usage from flushing can be cut in half, or more, by installing new toilets designed to waste less. Friedman’s has a wide selection of high-efficiency and dual-flush toilets, so come on over to any of our stores and let our knowledgeable staff help determine which one would best fit your needs.
Start saving smarter with a more efficient toilet in every bathroom. You’ll be happy when you get your utilities bills and see the savings you’re no longer just flushing away!