Dual-flush toilers are currently all the hype. If you recently renovated your bathroom, chances are you very presented with this very modern option: a sleek toilet design that has two buttons on its hood. One of them –– usually depicting two drops of water –– is used to flush down excrement and other masses. The other button –– which typically shows one single drop of water –– is used for urine. This all sounds like a great way to save water, right? After all, there is no need to use your toilet’s full flushing capacity when you are just trying to flush down liquids. However, the truth is more complicated than that, and we are here to tell you all about tit.
A crash course on toilets
Nobody really knows who invented toilets, though some anthropological records from India show some 4,000 year old drainage systems that resemble toilets. We also have records from several thousands of years later showing that the Romans had hundreds of public toilets throughout their empire. One fun fact about them is that, for the. Romans, going to a public restroom was a social event. People met up with friends, chit-chatted, and even discussed the news and other events of the day!
Things made a very dark turn during the Middle Ages, at least in Europe. People in Medieval England were known to use “potties,” which were basically small basins, and throwing their contents out their windows! Imagine walking down the street and suddenly having someone’s processed lunch thrown on your head…
The modern toilet as we know it didn’t come about until the 19th century. King Edward II hired a man known as Thomas Crapper to build lavatories in several royal palaces; along with contemporaries George Jennings, Thomas Twyford, Edward Johns, and Henry Doultron, they began the production of toilets we see today.
Fast-forward to very modern times. The dual-flush toilet surely seems like a luxury, right? In some ways it is, though it has some serious caveats many people don’t know about.
For example, dual-flush toilets can be more prone to leaks than regular toilets. That’s right –– the same toilet that’s supposed to help you save water might be making you waste it. And as you know, toilet leaks can be costly and lead to serious damage to your home or place of business. Which is why you need to have a good plumber on stand-by.
Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Services
Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Services is one of the best plumbers in the Los Angeles area. Their toilet services are phenomenal –– you really won’t be in better hands. Give them a call today to learn more about what they can do for you: (877) 298-8105.