Before choosing a toilet bowl, it’s important to know how they work. Toilet bowls are designed to direct water through a molded flushing rim at the top of the bowl. Water is directed in and around the interior of the toilet bowl via one or more jets, rinsing the entire internal surface. Once water has passed through the rim and into the bowl, it drains into a sewer pipe.
Toilet bowls come in two basic shapes: round and elongated. Round bowls are best suited for smaller bathrooms. Toilet bowls can be topped with a toilet seat and act as a safety barrier before flushing. Toilet bowls also contain a lid, which keeps water droplets contained and limits the spread of germs. Toilet bowls are designed to fit the shape of the toilet seat. These bowls can either be made of porcelain or steel.
Modern toilets have two basic parts: a tank and a bowl. The tank is the upper portion, where the reserve water is stored. The bowl is the lower portion, where liquid and solid wastes are dumped. Part two of this two-part series will explore the toilet bowl and its components. One component that helps regulate the amount of water in the tank is the flush valve. This valve sits in the center of the tank and activates the flush process.
Another common occurrence of stains is the development of toilet rings, which look like rust. While this is usually the result of mineral deposits or hard water, other forms of mold, such as orange and black mold, can develop. Serratia marcescens, or pink mold, is also common. Similarly, yellow stains in toilet bowls can be the result of poor maintenance or exposure to urine. To avoid yellow stains, flush the toilet after every use, and make sure to clean your toilet bowl at least once a week.
If you’re not confident enough to take on this task, you can seek the help of a plumber. Whipple Service Champions offers professional plumbing services to all areas of your home, including bathroom plumbing. The toilet bowl can be replaced with a repair kit, but it may not solve every problem. Toilet bowl replacement is a complicated task, so it’s best to leave the job to an experienced plumber. You can also try to repair your toilet bowl yourself, although it’s best to call a professional if you have any doubts.
When replacing the toilet bowl, you should consider the rough-in size and mounting assembly. Typically, a toilet bowl is about 12 inches across. It’s vital to know the exact dimensions of your toilet tank before choosing a bowl. Also, make sure to measure the length of the bolts holding the toilet tank. Finally, consider the flow rate of your toilet. Flow rates in toilet bowls range from 3.5 gpm to 1.6 gpm.