It's 12:42 AM,
and We're Open!
Start Your
Quote Online

The Truth About High-Efficiency Toilets

Not your father's low-flow...

Read Less <<

Problems with first-generation “low flow” toilets were infamous in the early 1990s. Some consumers complained that the toilets clogged too often, needed several flushes to clear the bowl, or caused problems with their home plumbing. Although later generations of water-saving toilets have resolved such issues, misconceptions have persisted and kept many consumers from saving both water and money. With new designs and technological advancements, today's high-efficiency toi­lets use less than 1.3 gallons per flush and perform as well as—or better than—conventional, less efficient models.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program is making it easy for consumers to identify high-efficiency toilets in the marketplace. Toilets that are certified by independent, third-party testing to meet EPA's rigorous criteria for both efficiency and performance can earn the WaterSense label. Look for WaterSense-labeled toilets and don't let these myths keep you from saving water and saving money! Continue below to learn fact from fiction, courtesy of Denver's leading plumbing installation team here at Blue Sky.

MYTH: Low-flow = poor performance

FACT: WaterSense labeled toilets get the job done.

Many tend to associate lower flow with lower flushing power. Not true. New technology and design advancements, such as pressure-assisted flushers and modifications to bowl contours allow high-efficiency toilets to flush better than first-generation low-flow toilets. All WaterSense labeled toilets have met EPA's efficiency and performance requirements, meaning double-flushing and clogging should not be an issue (but remember—any toilet will clog if used as a trash can).

MYTH: High-efficiency toilets cause problems with home plumbing systems.

FACT: WaterSense labeled toilets meet or exceed plumbing standards.

Some consumers worry that lower flows may back up pipes and ruin home plumbing. There is no need to worry. WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilets meet or exceed all national plumbing

standards required of all toilets.

MYTH: High-efficiency toilets are too expensive.

FACT: With the potential for rebates and lower water bills, WaterSense labeled toilets can save you more money than you think.

Considering the potential savings on water bills, it could be more costly not to purchase a WaterSense labeled toilet. Also, many local utilities offer rebates ranging from $25 to more than $200 to replace older toilets with new, water-efficient models. In many cases, with cost savings and rebates, a WaterSense labeled toilet can pay for itself in only a few years.

MYTH: High-efficiency toilets are not available in the style I want.

FACT: WaterSense labeled toilets are available in a wide range of models.

Numerous WaterSense labeled toilets are already available at retailers in many regions in a range of styles for standard to high-end bathrooms. EPA's WaterSense label helps consumers easily identify high-performing, high-efficiency toilets, so look for the WaterSense label and start saving water while you upgrade your bathroom!

To learn more, or to schedule a plumbing inspection in the Denver Metro Area, contact us today!

Schedule Service Today

Experienced, Fast, & Reliable

  • Drains
  • Sewer
  • Sewer Repair
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Heater Repair
  • Water Heater Maintenance
  • Commercial Water Heater Service
  • Water Line
  • Water Line Repair
  • Sump Pumps
  • Plumbing
  • Plumbing Repair
  • Emergency Plumbing Repair
  • Commercial Plumbing Service
  • Boiler
  • Boiler Repair
  • Boiler Maintenace
  • Commercial Boiler Service
  • Indoor Air
  • Heating
  • Heating Repair
  • Heating Maintenance
  • Emergency Heating Repair
  • Commercial Heating Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Air Conditioning Maintenance
  • Emergency Air Conditioning Repair
  • Commercial AC Service
  • Furnace
  • Furnace Repair
  • Furnace Maintenance
  • Commercial Furnace Service
  • Swamp/Evaporative Coolers
  • Swamp/Evaporative Cooler Repair
  • Electrical Repair
  • Emergency Electrical Repair
  • Commercial Electrical Service
Schedule an Appointment
profile
Hear What Our Customers Say
Bill C. came to our house to service the furnace and fix a spigot. He was very professional and courteous. I got a call when he was on the way, he was on time and he wore shoe covers. He explained everything he was doing and told me how much it would cost before he started. He was very knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend Blue Sky Plumbing & Heating!
- Danielle Johnson
Highly Trained Professional Blue Sky Plumber

Need Emergency Plumbing Service?

We're on call 24/7

Whether your toilet is overflowing, you're not getting hot water, or your sink is leaking and driving you crazy, you never know when a plumbing emergency is going to occur. That is precisely why here at Blue Sky Plumbing, we are open around-the-clock to resolve these inconvenient issues as soon as they pop up, so you can resume your daily life safely and comfortably.

Ready to Schedule a Service?Contact Us
Our Service Area
Denver
Arvada
Aurora
Bailey
Black Hawk
Boulder
Brighton
Broomfield
Castle Rock
Centennial
Central City
Cherry Hills Village
Colorado Springs
Commerce City
Conifer
Dumont
Edgewater
Eldorado Springs
Empire
Englewood
Erie
Evergreen
Georgetown
Golden
Greenwood Village
Henderson
Highlands Ranch
Idaho Springs
Idledale
Indian Hills
Kittredge
Lafayette
Lakewood
Larkspur
Littleton
Lone tree
Longmont
Louisville
Monument
Morrison
Parker
Pine
Thornton
Westminster
Wheat Ridge
Blue Sky Plumbing & Heating

4765 Independence Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Phone: (303) 421-2161
Fax: (303) 424-0495

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7 AM to 5 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Service Hours:
Days or Evenings by Appointment
24/7 Emergency Service

Serving Denver Metro Area and Evergreen

Request Service
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading
image loading