Toilets have changed over the years and what was once easily flushed away could probably get stuck now. With new regulations and water rationing, toilets have changed in an effort to be more efficient. As a result of this however, modern toilets have lost some of their suction power.
How Gravity Toilets Work
Gravity pulls water and waste through this type of toilet. Water within the tank drains into the toilet bowl causing the flush. With the help of gravity, the water gains enough speed to push the waste and water through the drain. Old toilets were pretty much the same way, they just simply used more water to get the job done. If your gravity toilet is not getting rid of everything in the bowl, try adjusting the flow by changing how much water fills the reservoir.
Actually, no matter how much you adjust the flow of a gravity toilet, it can still clog and may need the plunger. If you find it is clogging more than you feel is acceptable, be careful not to put anything in other than waste and the usual toilet paper. Be careful you don’t use too much toilet paper, and don’t let it build up. So make it a habit to flush after every use with a low-flow toilet.
If your pipes are old and causing problems, you might want to look into getting a power-assist toilet. This type of toilet uses compressed air to help make the waste go down. This type of toilet is usually louder than other toilets and can be more expensive to buy.
For cold climates you can get special heating units for the toilet seat. Some have air purifiers and others can flush automatically when you shut the lid. There are also some different designs that stray from the traditional if you have an artistic flare and feel the need for a special touch in your bathroom.