Plumber: New toilets are loaded with high-tech features
Dear Mr. Del Grande: Now that we are into the new year I’m looking to upgrade my toilet. But, I want the latest features available since it will probably be in my home as long as I’m here. Any ideas on going modern with my new toilet?
— Erin, Texas
Dear Erin: I just returned from a big toilet trade show, so I’m flowing with new information on this topic.
Smart toilets and accessories were all the rage, and I must agree that high-tech features seem to be the future for toilets. From touchless flushing to LED mood lighting, going to the bathroom is becoming an experience instead of a job.
With that said, relaxation, hygiene and water savings seem to be three key high-tech toilet categories to explore.
Other new features can include a heated toilet seat, built-in bidet, automatic flushing, self-cleaning functions, warm air blower, deodorization system, motion activated seat/lid open and close and even a remote control.
Bottom line: Electronic options are the future for toilets, so don’t be left behind.
Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org