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Things to know before choosing a Toilet Flush System
  • Sanitaryware
  • May 23, 2021

Things to know before choosing a Toilet Flush System

While designing a new bathroom, we put a lot of thought into the kind of water closet, washbasin, and showers needed to make the bath space look stylish and elegant. However, ensuring functionality and convenience is equally important to make the overall experience better. Toilet flush systems are often overlooked at the time of installations and come into notice only when things go haywire. Therefore, it is crucial to look for the following qualities to ensure an efficient flushing system:

  • Convenient to use
  • Minimal noise
  • Water-saving
  • No leakage
  • Ergonomic & Space-Saving

Toilets such as one-piece EWCs and two-piece EWCs always come with a water tank and a waste pipe. Standalone EWCs do not have water tank which have to be purchased separately. They are made of ceramic or plastic material. The water tank, also called cistern, releases water into the bowl when the lever is pushed to flush out the waste. The cistern consists of two devices; the first one releases water into the toilet bowl to flush out the waste into the drain when the user pushes the lever and the second device allows water to flow into the water tank for the next flush.

The flushing systems can be differentiated based on the mechanism they use:

Gravity flush: This is one of the oldest yet very popular types of flushing systems. It offers a powerful flush using less water when the flush valve opens. It is inexpensive, easy to maintain, and quiet.

Pressure-assisted flush: This flush system relies on air pressure that is being built when water enters the tank. Once the trigger is pulled, the water is released into the toilet, with high pressure, flushing the waste.

Flapper-flush valve: The flush valve is covered with a flapper, which is pulled out from its place once the flush is triggered, letting the water flow into the bowl.

Siphon flush: It uses a bowl siphon to drain the waste from the bowl into the septic tank through the trapway when the lever is pushed. The flushing system is a little noisy; however, it creates a powerful flush.

Vacuum-assisted flush: It works on suction pressure. A vacuum tank is connected to the trapway; when water flows from the tank, it creates a suction in the vacuum tank that drains out the waste.

Dual flush: This is one of the modern flushing systems available in the market and saves water consumption. It consists of a full flush and a partial flush that flush different amounts of water to drain solid and liquid waste.

With the advent of new technologies, the toilet flushing systems have been modernized for enhanced aesthetics and increased convenience. Analyze your needs and evaluate different options to choose the right flushing system for your bath spaces.