Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Toilet

Don't Purchase a Toilet Without Considering these Factors!

So you’re planning on adding a bathroom to your home? Perhaps you just need a new golden throne to replace one that’s been in place a little bit too long? While there are many reasons to purchase a brand new toilet, there are also many things to consider when choosing which toilet to put in your home or business! Thirty years ago, installing a toilet was about as simple as taking a trip to your local hardware store, picking out the toilet that matched your bathroom’s interior design, and having a plumber install it. However, in today’s day and age, picking out the perfect toilet is dependent on quite a few things. Planning on purchasing a new toilet? Don’t do so without considering some of these factors:


A water efficient toilet could be the difference between a water bill in the hundreds and one that makes you sigh with relief. Water efficient toilets are both healthy for your wallet, and the environment! Toilets installed pre-1994 are likely not up to date with efficiency standards and could be using 60% more water than newer toilets. When toilet shopping, look for the EPA WaterSense label that indicates efficiency. Additionally, water efficient toilets come in a variety of types, but we’ll touch on that in a bit.


So you’ve found a few WaterSense labeled toilets but you’re not sure which one will suit your home best? There are a few toilet design options that are both efficient and innovative. One type is the dual-flush toilet, which allows the user to choose whether they need only a little bit of water or extra water. One piece toilets are also hot on the market as they not only save water, but they also self clean and have LED lighting. Most manufacturers also offer low flow toilets, which use less overall water. Once you’ve purchased your sleek, environmentally friendly toilet, be sure to give Mojica Plumbing a call for bathroom plumbing and installation assistance!


We understand that the costs associated with constructing a new bathroom can quickly add up! However, when choosing a toilet, it’s best not to skimp for the sake of saving money in the short term. Toilets purchased from questionable brands and stores could lead to malfunctions in the future that aren’t cheap to fix. Additionally, toilets that aren’t up to standard with the EPA could run up your water bill and cost you hundreds of dollars more over time. If you’re still unsure of what brands are going to give you the best bang for your buck, give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction.



A toilet is only as good as the person who installs it. When purchasing a new toilet, and upgrading plumbing work in general, always contact a licensed professional. Our licensed plumbers at Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning are insured in case of accidents. Additionally, we’re super friendly and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of plumbing installation. Don’t make the common mistake of attempting to install a toilet on your own or having some random guy from the internet who will do “cheap plumbing work.” Not only are you putting your home at risk, but you’re also liable in case of an accident.

If you’re in the Austin area and need some assistance with toilet installations and bathroom plumbing, then be sure to contact Mojica Plumbing & Drain Cleaning. Our customer service combined with top notch plumbing expertise is sure to leave you feeling happy about your new toilet! Call today!