Toilets Experience the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Omaha Difference

Omaha Toilet Plumbing Services

Toilet Repair & Installation in Greater Omaha & Western Iowa

Toilets are probably the most underappreciated appliance in the home, but get the most attention when they don’t operate properly. A toilet is a plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes. There are two basic types of toilets: the dry toilet and the wet toilet. Wet toilets are the most common type and are used in most residential homes. The dry toilet needs no plumbing for water input or evacuation, but is often coupled with some ventilation system.

How a Toilet Functions

There are three parts to a toilet; the water tank, the bowl and the siphon tube.
A toilet is ready for use when its water tank is full to the brim, roughly 2 gallons of water. This is the part that sits against the wall above the bowl. Inside the tank are refill tubes, overflow tubes, a float and a stopper. When you flush the toilet, a chain attached to the toilet handle and the stopper is pulled, and the stopper is removed from a pipe into which the tank water flows. The water from the tank is pumped directly into the bowl. Once the water is removed, the stopper goes back into place so the tank can be refilled.
Attached to the bowl is a siphon tube that curves so that it will only drain water from the bowl when it reaches a certain height. When the tank water is quickly pumped into the toilet bowl, the siphon tube overflows and the toilet automatically flushes.
Then, after the water has been sucked out of the bowl, the tank and bowl refill. When the tank water level lowers the float inside does as well. When it reaches the bottom the refill device is activated, which sends water into the tank and also into the bowl. More water is sent to the tank until it is refilled. When the float reaches a certain height, the tank stops filling.

New Technologies

Many of today’s toilets use advances in water delivery to add to their performance. Dual flush mechanisms combine water conservation and performance which allow the consumer to choose either a standard 1.6 gallon flush or a .8 gallon option. Power Assisted systems use small pumps to increase the pressure of the flush which in turn saves water and money over a period of time.

Environmental concerns have given way to the Low Flow toilet which utilizes about one and half gallons of water per flush. These toilets are now considered standard appliances in new homes for their inherent resource savings. Although more popular in Europe and having been around since the 17th century, Bidets are making a strong showing in the United States because of the health benefits and ability to wash portions of the body that are inaccessible.

With any plumbing system, problems can exist. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing we can repair your toilet, or supply and install a new one based on your needs. Contact us today at (402) 704-8059 for a comprehensive review of our plumbing needs.

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