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Ask a plumber: New toilets loaded with high-tech features

Smart toilets and accessories were all the rage at a recent trade show, and high-tech features seem to be the future for toilets.
Smart toilets and accessories were all the rage at a recent trade show, and high-tech features seem to be the future for toilets. TNS

Q: 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

A: 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.

From touchless flushing to LED mood lighting, going to the bathroom is becoming an experience instead of a job.

Ed Del Grande

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 and plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and the host of TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com.

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