If you have ever use a restroom at a local restaurant, grocery store, or other type of retail establishment, then you probably have noticed that the toilets are different from the ones you use at home. The toilets are not only different in appearance, but they function quite differently as well. Keep reading to learn why they are different and why you probably do not want one of the commercial varieties in your house.
How Does A Commercial Toilet Differ?
A commercial toilet is the traditional toilet bowl that is directly bolted to the wall sitting behind it. This sort of installation helps to provide the toilet with a strong hold so heavy individuals are able to use the device without dislodging it from the wall. Also, the placement is ideal for cleaning, and the smaller footprint allows for the installation of multiple toilets in a tiny area.
Commercial toilets also do not have a tank, but they instead have a commercial water line attached to the fixture. A metal tube connects the line to the toilet bowl and this tube has a diaphragm or a valve that remains closed until the handle is pushed. When the handle is activated, a volume of water is released from the commercial water line with enough speed to force waste through the large-scale waste pipe. In this way, pressure, not water volume is able to flush the toilet.
In many cases, the commercial toilets will use less water due to the force of the fluid. Even though it appears as though water volume is extensive, you may notice that the commercial toilet flushes much quicker, and this is where the water preservation comes in.
Why You Do Not Want A Commercial Toilet
Commerical toilets are exceedingly simple with very few moving parts to wear out over time. This is a feature to reduce maintenance and commercial plumbing calls. The force of the water is also able to reduce clogs, further reducing maintenance and cleaning issues. However, your home is simply not made in a way that it can handle the expulsion of large volumes of water into the toilet bowl. In fact, residential water pressure is so limited that a toilet tank is needed to produce water volume quick enough to flush wastes.
Your sewer pipes are also not able to handle the force of the waste or its volume. You would most likely end up with a shattered sewer line. Commercial toilets are extremely loud as well, so they are not ideal for use in the home where the sound can and will bounce off the bathroom walls.
If you want to know more about toilets and which ones may be best for your residential or commercial property, then speak with a qualified and licensed plumbing service, like Iron Horse Mechanical And Plumbing Services LLC.