Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Stop flushing your toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

It's a habit we can no longer afford, one that produces instant gratification but causes long-term harm. But faced with the choice to stop, deeper impulses almost inevitably override our rational thinking.
Gaining control over this behavior won't be easy. But given its wide-ranging consequences, there's really no alternative: We have to stop habitually flushing our toilets.
Given the drought plaguing the western United States, this simple, cost-free way for people to conserve water would seem like a no-brainer. But anewly published study by three Indiana University researchers, led byMichelle Lute, finds Americans are highly resistant to making this behavioral shift.
The research, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, points to four distinct barriers to reducing flushing following urination: ''disgust sensitivity, (the) habitual nature of flushing, norms regarding cleanliness, and lack of pro-environmental motivations.''
While that's a formidable list, Lute and her colleagues argue ''targeted interventions'' addressing these issues could lead people to think twice before flushing, thus helping us conserve precious water.
The study featured 1,008 Americans recruited online (with a median age of 33). They began by answering a simple question: ''How often do you flush after you urinate at home?'' They then responded to a series of inquiries about household water use, their willingness to conserve water, and their sensitivity to disgust (which, as psychologist Jonathan Haidt has documented, varies considerably from person to person).
Nearly two-thirds — 63 percent — reported they ''always'' flushed, while 22 percent responded ''most of the time,'' nine percent ''half of the time,'' and five percent ''sometimes.'' Sixty-seven percent of women reported always flushing, compared to 61 percent of men.
Among the reasons prominently cited were ''being taught to flush, and the habitual nature of flushing.'' Two-thirds of participants said they "would flush first when encountering a guest's urine," while half said they'd do so if the liquid was left by their significant other.
Few realized how much water they were cumulatively wasting with this flush-first mentality. Participants estimated they used 29.2 gallons of water per day indoors; the average figure for Americans is actually 69.3 gallons, and toilets can account for up to a quarter of that amount.
The researchers noted water usage could be reduced through such interventions as checking for leaks and/or dropping a brick in the toilet bowl. Their study suggests either of those approaches would likely face less resistance than a campaign to simply flush less often.
''The most common open-ended response for always flushing was contamination-based (using words like disgusting, unhygienic, unsanitary), followed by avoiding smell,'' the researchers report. ''Results suggested that disgust sensitivity leads to increased flushing.''
That sensitivity can produce some erroneous assumptions. Although urine is ''sterile and rarely infectious," some study participants who always flush ''perceived that unsanitary elements of urine can transfer beyond the toilet bowl and contaminate the rest of the bathroom, other areas, and even air in the house,'' the researchers write.
Participants found the smell of urine more unpleasant than the sight — an important distinction, since smell can be masked. The researchers suggest ''deodorizing pouches that mask the smell of urine in the bathroom'' are one promising way to reduce those feelings of disgust.
They also note that habits can change. Lute and her colleagues point out that public campaigns have been successful in getting people to pick up after their dogs. What was once unusual behavior is now the norm, in spite of its inherent ick factor.
On the other hand, they note, we usually deal with Fido's poop in public, in parks and other green spaces. In contrast, ''flushing is very much a private activity that is self-regulated'' and presumably less responsive to peer pressure. No one will shame you for flushing, because no one will know.
Still, it's a reminder that what we consider normal, polite behavior can shift in a relatively short time. Who knows? Another year or two of drought, and perhaps Californians will be mortified if they use a friend's bathroom and find a pristine toilet bowl.
by Tom Jacobs

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - Testimonials on our Service and Delivery - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Toilet Replacement Lids and Seats - She Pours Coke Into Her Toilet -- You're Going To Freak Out When You See This - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Coke can be just the thing you need on a hot day or when you need that caffeine fix in the midst of a long afternoon slump, but you can do so much more with the famous soda than just drink it. It turns out Coke can actually clean your toilet. Yes, it sounds crazy, but it absolutely works!
Due to its acidic nature, Coca-Cola can be used to clean toilets, cook a steak, and evenmake an emergency oil lamp! So if your toilet has rings and lime scale stains, but you've got no cleaning gear on hand, you can grab a can of Coke out of the fridge to make your porcelain throne sparkle.
Cleaning the toilet is one of the most dreaded household tasks. There's nothing glamorous about it, but if you use Coke, it'll turn the messy chore into a simple task. Plus, you won't have to deal with all those chemical fumes either. In fact, if you don't use all of it, you can have yourself a drink!
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely trying this next time we have some soda in the house. Plus, it's relatively cheap compared to most bathroom cleaners.

by Amber James