Across the globe, there are 2.5 billion people without access to safe sanitation. This includes 1 billion people who still defecate in the open and more than 1 billion others who must use pit latrines. In the states, we have the luxury of having the best toilets available.
Most modern toilets made in the USA are great and get the job done. However, new toilet technology known as pressure assisted toilets are becoming very popular. A pressurized toilet has an inner tank in addition to the standard outer tank. This inner tank is completely sealed. When water is fed from the water line to the toilet, the air inside the tank gets compressed. This compressed air pressure forces the water out of the toilet, instead of relying on the force of gravity. The compressed air toilet technology is also known as water efficient toilets or water saving toilets because it does not require as much water to flush. The incredible pressure of these toilets also decrease the chances of your toilet ever clogging!
Pressure assisted toilets are not the only new technology making your time in the bathroom easier and more efficient. Walk-in bathtubs or soaking tubs are relatively new additions to bathrooms, too. These ergonomically designed bathtubs are primarily intended for people who have limited mobility. The tubs are much deeper than standard bathtubs, allowing bathers to be fully immersed while they bathe. They typically have various safety features such as safety rails and safe seating. These tubs allow users who have previously been unable to bathe on their own, without assistance, to do so comfortably and safely.
As Americans, we may take for granted the awesome options we have available for our bathrooms. If you are interested in a pressure assisted toilet, or one of these walk-in bathtubs there are many ways to locate and purchase them. Most cities have bathroom and home remodeling companies that can install this equipment in your bathroom. If not, check out some bathroom equipment sites on the web!