Toilet flush types

Something not everyone gives thought to is what flushing mechanism is going to work for you? Because people have got so much variety available to them at the click of a button, confusion ensues and can cause buyers remorse. Lets remove some of this confusion and look at individual types below.

Dual flush

To keep this as simple as possible for new readers that may not understand the terms used in the plumbing industry. Toilets with a dual flush come with two power levels to handle the different kinds of waste differently. For example, you’re not going to need a large amount of water to remove liquid waste from the bowl. On the other hand, you’re far more likely to need more water for solid waste. So the idea behind it, is to give people a choice between the two dependent on the current scenario.


Unlike dual, single will utilize a set amount of water. The mechanism may change between wash down, siphonic, and the like. But in the majority of cases, the water usage will be consistent. Typically hovering around the 1.6 gallon mark.


Now, if you like the idea of technology, modernizing your home, then a touchless sensor can be installed to activate the flush without needing to actually place your hand on any kind of trip lever. Great for people wanting to keep their washrooms germ free.


An up flushing loo are generally used in special circumstances. For example, if the bathroom you intend to install it in is below the waste line, and you don’t wish to spend thousands on renovating the whole place, the simple macerating pump system can be extremely beneficial in keeping costs down and enabling you to remain flexible in where you put it. Basements are a common choice for such systems.

The list above goes over some of the main options found on some of the best toilets. We can’t recommend one in particular over another, simply because everyone’s household requirements differ. But hopefully, this will give you a better insight into what to expect from each.

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