Top 5 Composting Toilet
There are a lot of misconceptions about composting toilets. In spite of
the fact that they are economical to own and operate, and very clean and
sanitary, there are still many misunderstandings about what a composting
toilet is and why someone would be prompted to own one.
Here we explore and dispel the five most
common myths and misconceptions about composting toilets.
Myth 1: They smell
The first and most common misconception is that composting toilets smell.
However, nothing could be further from the
truth. Most composting toilet owners will tell you that these units
actually smell less than traditional flush
toilets. This is because they are designed with
special fans and venting systems that constantly maintain a negative
airflow inside the toilet, pulling air downward through the seat, and out
the vent in the roof of your home. For someone who isn't familiar with a
venting system like this, imagine if the fan in your bathroom ceiling were
located inside your toilet, and if it ran all the time. Talk about an odour
Myth 2: I'm going to have
to deal with my own waste
The biggest difference between a composting toilet and a regular toilet is
where the waste goes. With a traditional water flush toilet, waste is
transported via city sewer to a waste water treatment plant, and thus you
don't have to deal with it. In a composting toilet, all the processing
happens in your home. However, this does not mean that you have to come
into contact with your own waste. To the contrary, today's systems are
designed so that you never even see your waste until it's been completely
processed. By that point, it is turned into ordinary compost, a dirt-like
substance that is sanitary and non-offensive.
Myth 3: They're only for
people in rural or remote areas
Traditionally, most composting toilets were used in rural areas that
didn't have access to city sewer or water lines. However, today's
composting toilets are cropping up everywhere, including metropolitan and
suburban homes, business, and public places, too. Composting toilets are
more than just a solution for a lack of infrastructure like sewer lines;
they are emerging as a way to save water, recycle, and go green at home.
Myth 4: One won't
work in my house
It's true that composting toilets have become a
relatively sophisticated product. Researching and making sense of
the many different types of systems and their specifications can be
daunting. However, if you work with a knowledgeable retailer, they should
be able to walk you through every step in the selection process. And
believe it or not, there is a composting toilet that's right for every
home and every installation situation. A good retailer will be able to
guide you to the system that's right for you.
Myth 5: They're difficult
For most people with basic tools and skills, a composting toilet system is
not too difficult to be installed as a DIY (do it yourself) project.
Before purchasing any system, it's a good idea to obtain a copy of the
product installation manual and read it thoroughly, so you'll understand
what is entailed in installing the unit. Most people will find that the
installation is easy enough to complete on their own. For those who are
unsure, take the installation manual to a professional handyman and
inquire if they can do the work for you.
Now that we've dispelled the most common misconceptions surrounding
composting toilets, we hope that you'll be ready to take the next step
toward considering a system for your home or business. After doing a
little more research, you'll discover that these units are not only
affordable to own and operate, but they will save you thousands of dollars
over their lifetime in decreased water and sewer costs. So what are you
waiting for? There's no time like the present to find out if a composting
toilet might be right for you.
Contact me now.