Q. There are some cracks developing in the tank. Is it necessary to replace the tank, or come up with a solution to taking care of the problem?
A. When you have been using a tank for a considerable period of time, there are bound to be some sort of leakage. Correcting it when the leakage is small is definitely one to prevent a lot of problems. However, if the leakage continues, and you will not be attention to it, it could result in cracks as the one you are looking at. However, it is not the end of the world. All you need to do is to purchase a product known as the plumber’s goop or watertight and applying them to the area of the cracks would ensure that there are no water leakages. It will be able to help you get more years out of the tank.
Q. How to purchase the right toilet?
A. Well, this answer requires an in-depth knowledge on the amount of money that you are willing to set aside for purchasing a toilet. Everything depends upon your budget. You have to realize that at least 30% of the water that you use in your house is going to go down the drain via the toilet. Any kind of toilet that you purchase which is going to use more than that amount is only going to cut down on your water consumption for other purposes. So, if you need to be economical in water consumption, then go for a gravity toilet. If you have enough budgets set aside, then consider going for a modern design that can put emphasis on the water economy, and have a very good gallon per flush statistic.
Q. What kind of toilet should I purchase when I have children in the household?
A. Making compromises for your child while going to the toilet can seem to be a good thing, unless you are stuck with the budget. You have to understand that if you purchase a small toilet now, you would have to spend a ton of money replacing it when your child grows up. So, to make everything easy and possible for you, purchase a big toilet, and then purchase a toilet seat that is compatible with the size and frame of your child. This way, effective toilet training shall happen at the very beginning, and you would not have to spend a ton of money going for some other toilet.
Q. Is water conservation necessary when purchasing a toilet?
A. Let’s put it this way; if you have a shortage of water, and you would need water for other purposes like cooking and eating in your house, then spending a lot of water through the flushing system in the toilet is not something that you’re looking forward to. So, the need to purchase a toilet that not only puts emphasis on the conservation of water, but also ensures that you will be able to get rid of problems pertaining to the overall flushing power associated with those toilets.
Q. How much space is required to install the toilet?
A. It all depends upon the kind of toilet that you purchase. There are a lot of varieties of toilets like a one-piece toilet or a two-piece toilet. Going for a one-piece toilet or a two-piece toilet requires the same amount of space, and can also be noted down as the conventional toilets being used by us on a daily basis. For those that have a substantial amount of interest in making the toilet seem like a futuristic out of the world experience, going for the wall hung toilet should be a good thing. The budget is a lot more than the conventional toilet, and there is absolutely no difficulty in putting of the toilet whether you end up conserving a lot of space.
Q. Is the shape of the toilet and important factor when selecting a toilet?
A. On the offset, the shape may not have a lot of emphasis on you purchasing the toilet of your choice. However, most of the toilet seats are either elongated or they happen to be around. The elongated seats are apparently more comfortable, and add a lot of room as well as comfort for the adults. The round seats are more comfortable for the children as well as adults that are of a short height. Individuals that have handicapped people in their house could also make good use of this particular shape in the toilet.
Q. Do you need a lot of add-on features with your toilet?
A. There are a lot of marketing gimmicks that most of the toilet manufacturers have used in the coming times in order to tap into the demographics of various other companies. Well, the basic use of the toilet is to gather faeces and ensure that they are properly disposed of. Anything more constitutes the bells and whistles that you find in several of the products. Always keep in mind that you need a basic design that is contemporary of the interior decor of your house, and which has a standardized equipment of keeping your toilet free from bacteria outgrowth.