Previously, we’ve mentioned how indoor plumbing ranks among humans’ greatest achievements. After all, using the restroom in the elements is unpleasant to say the least, especially in Kankakee’s hot, humid summers and frigid, windy winters. Over the years, our friendly toilet has evolved from being merely a hole over some running water to a nice seat that flushes down your wastes immediately. In this blog post, we’ll go over the main types of toilets available today.

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  • Two-piece toilet. This is your traditional toilet that is found everywhere in the United States. It made its appearance during the Great Depression because it was much cheaper than the one-piece vitreous china toilets that were in use before. It is called a two-piece because the tank and the bowl are manufactured separately and only put together during the installation process. This is because both parts of the two-piece toilet are heavy and awkward to carry. Cleaning a two-piece toilet can be awkward, but their advantage lies in the fact that you usually only have to fix one part if your toilet breaks and not replace the entire thing. If you’ve ever potty-trained a toddler, you know these toilets are hard to reach for little ones (hence the invention of the potty training chair), but generally are comfortable for adults.
  • One-piece toilets. One piece toilets just look nicer overall. They are sleek and have a modern feel to them. They use the same amount of water as a two-piece toilet when you flush. However, they are more durable because less of the pipes and flushing elements are exposed to the elements, such as excess moisture from showers, and take up less space than your two-piece toilet. Home Furniture, Plumbing, Electrical & Heating in Kankakee recommends using and installing one-piece toilets in your restrooms if you are a shorter person as these toilets do sit closer to the ground than a two-piece toilet. One-piece toilets are easier to clean since they have less nooks and crannies to collect dirt and dust.
  • Wall-hung toilets. Like the name implies, wall-hung toilets are mounted on the wall with the tank hidden inside the wall. Thus, all you see is the bowl and the flushing mechanism, which lends itself to an ultra-modern look. Furthermore, as you can probably guess, wall-hung toilets take up way less space than do one-piece or two-piece toilets. Furthermore, if you are considering a bathroom remodel, Home Furniture, Plumbing, Electrical & Heating in Kankakee recommends you try a wall-hung toilet because you can place your toilet anywhere in the bathroom, lending it more versatility. As you can probably also guess, without access to the tank, homeowners cannot fix any problems associated with the tank. Hence, as cool as the wall-hung toilet is, if there’s a problem, odds are, you’ll have to call in your local plumber to fix it.

  • Smart toilets. Well, you knew they were coming. After all, everything else, from your lights to your phone, seem to be smart. Smart toilets offer the most comfort, the most conveniences, and the most function. Pretty much every gadget you can think of has been added to the toilet. You can get a smart toilet with heated seats, which comes in handy in the middle of the night when Kankakee winters are in full upheaval. You can get a smart toilet that automatically flushes, which is important if you have a child that always forgets to flush the toilet. You can have a toilet with motion-activated lighting, which is important when you first wake up in the morning and stumble to the bathroom. You can invest in a smart toilet with deodorizing seats for when you just need a breather. Form hands-free flushing to warm-air dryers, Home Furniture, Plumbing, Electrical & Heating in Kankakee believes that smart toilets are sure to continue evolving in the future.


We all spend a lot of our time in the bathroom and using the toilet. It’s just how humans function. That being said, you want to be comfortable during this time here. There’s no doubt that toilets have come a long way, and although all toilets are made to whisk away waste, there are not all created equal as we’ve seen above.

Home Furniture, Plumbing, Electrical & Heating in Kankakee is your go-to local plumber. We offer the best plumbing services, from residential and commercial plumbing repair services, from clogged toilets and drains to fixing leaky faucets and water heaters. We are also a top-notch HVAC company, specializing in AC repair, installation, and maintenance and heating services as well. We all know the Kankakee weather can be extreme, and we’re here to help keep you cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and just right in-between. We like to think we’re in the comfort business, which is why we’re a 24-hour emergency plumbing and HVAC company.

As if this wasn’t enough, we also offer the best local certified electricians to help you with your lighting design needs, from lighting installation to the wiring of your fixtures. We can also upgrade your residential or commercial electrical system, from rewiring your home to installing a new electrical panel. When you are remodeling or adding on an addition to your home or office, give us a call for your wire needs. Our licensed electricians love to help with all small or large electrical projects. No matter what comfort you need, we can help. Give Home Furniture, Plumbing, Electrical & Heating in Kankakee a call today to get started!