Tankless Toilet Problems

Many of you might have heard about  “Tankless Toilets” as they are now getting more renown in a variety of communities.

Why are Tankless Toilets Getting More Famous?

The conventional toilets comprise a water tank that contains several moving parts, taking up a lot of space in the washrooms. Recall that conventional toilets also use about 3 gallons of water per flush.

That’s quite a bit of water utilization for a mere flush of the toilet, don’t you think?

This amount of water per flush has been the ultimate reason for high utility bills.

These conventional toilets have a large number of mechanisms within the tank to facilitate the flush, it necessitates many adjustments, replacements, and repairs.

Besides, the tank. The tank lid of traditional toilets are easily broken and super expensive to replace. That’s why a need exists for a space-saving wall-hung toilet that takes up less space and uses less amount of water per flush.

Mechanism of Tankless Toilets

As the name implies, tankless toilets are without tanks. A tankless toilet does not store water and, therefore, it does not need a tank. Unlike the conventional toilets where water is stored in the tank, the tankless toilet is hooked up to the building’s plumbing system and flushes in one of two ways:

  • The water enters the bowl of the tankless toilet at very high pressure directly from the plumbing pipes.
  • An electric pump in the tankless toilet bowl provides additional pressure for the water flush.

Tankless Toilets Problems

The wall-hung toilets offer more than an aesthetic appeal.

The streamlined tankless toilets forms and relatively small sizes mean they save space in the washrooms. The advanced flushing method of tankless toilets helps save a large amount of water annually.

However, not every household is a great fit for wall-hung toilets. Yes, there are many problems associated with a tankless toilet. Therefore, if you are thinking about installing one, make sure you can handle the drawbacks.

  • More Expensive than Conventional Toilets

Typically, the prices of wall-hung toilets are higher than traditional or conventional toilets.  An average tankless toilet costs roughly $900 and rises into the thousands. Even if we think about the fact that a tankless toilet can help us cut our water bill, we still should take a moment to think and then make a decision.

  • High Installation Requirements

Recall that wall-hung toilets require very high water pressure to operate properly. This is the main reason why tankless toilets are often found in large commercial and public buildings. For instance, shopping centers or airports that can support the large pipes needed for such high water pressure to operate. Of course, there might be a possibility, your residential building’s plumbing can not support this kind of pressure.

Now, if you still go for the tankless toilets, there is a high possibility that your standard residential water supply lines can not handle such high water pressure and pressure from the flushing could leave you with damaged pipes. In such a situation, you will be left with damaged pipes and a toilet that no longer works.

  • Extra Cost of Hiring a Professional for Installation

Unlike traditional or conventional toilets that are a fairly straight-forward job for anyone, the tankless toilet is more complex and requires a licensed professional. Wall-hung toilets are complex and difficult to install and, therefore, require the plumber to open up the wall to access the building pipes.

  • Repair Costs

You also have to pay a professional plumber for repairing a tankless toilet as the pipes are hidden in the wall or the floor and the electric pump is hidden as well. Because of this, the chances that your DIY skills will work to repair the wall-hung toilets are minimal or none.

It is quite a decision to make but now you have more than enough information to move forward and act.


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