How Do Pressure Assist Toilets Work?
Pressure assisted toilets work by using air pressure to accelerate the water leaving the tank when it is flushed. The toilet has two tanks: a normal water tank, and an air take that is often inside the bowl. As the water tank fills, it pushes air into the air tank. This compresses the air in the air tank so that it will shoot out with more pressure. When the water tank is flushed, the air tank pushes air into the water tank, which forces the water out harder than a gravity fed toilet.
Are Pressure Assist Toilets Any Good?
The addition of a pressurized air tank makes pressure assisted toilets great at flushing solid waste, which is what clogs toilets most of the time. This means that you are less likely to experience a problem with toilet clogs, which can make your toilet unusable or flood your bathroom.
Pros and Cons of Pressure Assist Toilets
Pressure assisted toilets flush stronger than regular toilets, making it easier to clear waste. They do not require additional water, which means that it won’t impact your water bill. The downside is that the potential for spray-out (water, air, and possibly waste particles escaping the bowl) increases. This can be addressed by firmly closing the lid with a solid seal.