Dual-flush valves started to become more main stream and gained popularity in the early 1990’s thanks to the introduction of new water saving technologies even though there were invented in the 1980’s in Australia. A dual-flush valve allows you to choose how much water you wish to use for your flush. You can use the half flush option when a minimum amount of water will do the trick and then use the full flush option when more water is required. Having these flush options on your toilet can can save the average homeowner a great deal on your water bill over the course of one year.
Most of the retrofit units are reasonably priced (usually around $50) and come equipped with both the flush and fill valves which can be installed in the majority of toilet tanks. Like most standard toilets the dual flush valve uses gravity as its source of power for the flush but each manufacture may require a different standard for the installation. Usually there are two types of dual-flush installations, one has you pull up on the handle whereas the others are push activated. A lot of newer toilets today come equipped with the dual-flush option but the stand alone valves can be purchased from all home improvement stores.
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Alternatively if you would like more information on dual-flush valves please feel free to contact Caldwell Plumbing. Alternatively stay tuned for next weeks blog post where we will provide you with a step by step guide on how to install a dual-flush valve in your current toilet. We provide plumbing service to Oshawa, Courtice, Bomanville, Uxbridge, Pickering, Ajax, and the rest of Durham Region.