What is a CSA Certified Toilet?
The Canadian Standards Association is an accredited testing laboratory that evaluates the quality and performance of plumbing products. There are different types of CSA Certifications that signify which country’s national standards. An imprint of the CSA logo with “US” is for the United States, “C” is for the Canadian market, and “NRTL/C” means that it is certified for both. In the U.S., a CSA logo with “US” and “NRTL/C” has passed the necessary inspections and tests to meet the national standards for toilets in the United States.
Are CSA Certified Toilets Reliable?
CSA certified toilets undergo an additional inspection and testing protocol to ensure that they are of a high quality. While toilets without this designation could also be reliable, the CSA certification can give consumers confidence in the quality of products that they buy. However, this does not mean that a toilet that has not undergone the CSA certification process is unreliable. It simply hasn’t been certified.
Pros and Cons of CSA Certified Toilets
Buying a CSA certified means that you’re selecting a model that has been inspected and tested for quality. This could mean that the toilet will be in better condition and perform better than a toilet that has not undergone this additional step for quality assurance. However, CSA certified toilets will often cost more money than non-CSA certified toilets because there are more people and companies involved in the process. There are also fewer options for styles that have been CSA certified.