Tankless toilets, as the name suggests, are toilets that do not use the mechanism of tanks, and instead directly extract water from the supply lines. This piece speaks more on this modern toilet style.
Did You Know?
November 19 is celebrated as ‘World Toilet Day’.
As seems obvious, tankless toilets are those that function without a tank. Their mechanism is completely different from tank-style toilets. A tank-style toilet uses a tank to store water. When a user flushes the toilet, water is expelled from the tube at the bottom of the toilet.
This water needs to be expelled in force so that the waste from the toilet bowl is cleaned. So why is the tank needed? The problem is the supply lines of the building do not necessarily provide that pressure and force required to flush a toilet. Hence, the tank is needed, since it stores the water which is then extracted from it.
On the other hand, a tankless toilet is one sans the tank. It discards the tank since it uses a mechanism that simple does away with its use. The following are a few characteristics of a tankless toilet.
How Does a Tankless Toilet Work?
We’ve understood the basic mechanism of a tank-style toilet. But how does a tankless toilet work? Firstly, the tank is excluded since the toilet directly uses water from the supply lines of the building structure.
If there is less pressure in these pipelines, pumps or other devices are used to create the required pressure and force. However, if a pump is installed, the toilet needs electricity.
Maintenance and Repair
Before installing a tankless toilet, check whether the pipeline system of your building is suitable for it. Choose a toilet with dimensions suitable for your house. A tankless toilet requires normal maintenance and cleaning like that of a tank-style toilet.
Regular checkups to avoid clogging, and repairing in time are a must for any style of toilet. However, note that, if you encounter any problem, consult a plumber who is well-versed with this type of toilet system.
► Without the tank, you can experiment in sleek and contemporary designs that look aesthetically charming.
► It cleans faster, and also is cleaner than a tank-style toilet; many claim it to being spotlessly clean. That is the reason why it is typically used in public buildings, where usage is more.
► Consumes less water, hence results in savings and water conservation.
► It occupies lesser space than traditional toilets.
► It cannot be used in buildings with pipelines that cannot expel water at a high pressure.
► If it runs on an electric pump, unavailability of electricity will render the toilet useless.
► Installation is costlier than a traditional toilet.
► In residential buildings, where the pipelines are not suitable for tankless toilets, it is advisable to stick to the tank-style toilet to avoid problems of re-installation and related costs.
With the development of interior decoration, toilets are no exception in the scheme of things. Other than a clean and well-functioning toilet, people also love to use a toilet that looks aesthetically good. Though it might imply luxury, these days, everyone wants their sanitary ware to be as stylish and posh as their house furniture.