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How to Choose a New Toilet

A toilet is a toilet, right? Provided it works and looks like it belongs, what could possibly go wrong!

While buying a new toilet certainly isn’t rocket science, there are a few things you should keep in mind before making your decision. And now, Swan’s Professional

Plumbing is happy to share them with you.

Water Efficiency

Add it all up, and one third of your annual water usage comes from flushing the toilet. It makes sense, therefore, to check WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) rating of toilets before you buy.  As one example, a 4-star WELS rating can save up to 50,808 litres of water per year according to a reliable source.

What’s more, a water-efficient toilet will help reduce your water bill, one month and year at a time.


The type of bathroom you have will dictate the type, look, size, and mounting style of your next toilet.

If you have a small bathroom, you can maximise the space with a wall-hung toilet and in-wall cistern. If you prefer a more traditional toilet suite, there are plenty of slimline options to choose from.


The better the material, the longer your new toilet will last. As one example, a vitreous china (porcelain) vs. plastic or steel offers improved performance, especially in the winter. Porcelain toilets also are easy to clean and help prevent bacteria build-up on the surface.

Ease of Cleaning

Less nooks and crannies will make cleaning a lot easier. And that’s good news for people who would rather do just about anything than clean the bathroom. One-piece or wall-mounted toilets are easy to wipe clean and mop under, and will gather less dust.

Professional Intallation

Just like a water heater, rain water harvesting system, or just about any new plumbing, your toilet well function only as well as it’s installed. That’s where we come in:  Swan’s Professional Plumbing…where careful homeowners go for all their plumbing needs. Contact us today for more information or the service you require.