A 2007 State Farm Insurance report says that the average cost of toilet overflows is $10,000 after flooring, carpeting, and ceiling damages are tabulated. Disposing of the embarrassment factor? Priceless.
Now Michigan based Penguin Toilets has designed an overflow protection toilet, incorporating a secondary drain system just as sinks and bathtubs have. If water rises too high because of a clog, it flows out through three holes just under the rim at the back of the bowl. This overflow exits into the waste line via a second route independent of the toilet’s main trap way.
Requiring just 1.28 gpf, this two piece, elongatedbowl toilet also qualifies as a WaterSense fixture. Sold exclusively at Lowe’s, this model retails for about $200.