Question about best way to keep toilets from overflowing.
Q: "I operate a day care center. The older children toilet themselves; the younger ones have supervision. We have problems with children using too much toilet paper. Then the toilet bowls overflow and there is a mess. What device or devices can we install to prevent these bowl overflows? Thanks. Sara
Answer: The Toilet Guardian TB1000B should save your toilets from overflows. Peace of mind at under $100, no plumber required if you are handy. (The plumber's fee is about the same as the unit in most areas.)
The Toilet Guardian includes a bowl sensor and a controller for an internal valve. When the sensor detects an impending toilet overflow, the sensor signals the controller and the internal valve is closed. This is a great addition to public restrooms, day care centers like yours, private homes, etc..
Battery operated (One CR-2477F Coin Battery), this automatic water shut off valve for the toilet water valve installs easily. Just attach to your existing fill valve at the water connection under the tank. When a potential water problem is detected, you hear the alarm and the water is shut off.
This patented design uses superior Texas Instrument MSP430 technology, replaceable battery (five year life), ceramic disk valve and high impact and chemical resistant materials. Each unit undergoes over 15 function, design and manufacturing tests before shipping.
Toilet Guardian Features Include:
- No plumber required: easily installed.
- Twin ceramic disk valves
- TI MSP430 microprocessor
- Stainless steel solenoid tested to over 500,000 cycles
- 3V lithium ion battery w/5 yr. life (replaceable), CR2477F battery
- Small, light weight, highly impact resistant plastic
- Size: approximately 3 inches tall by 2 inches wide
- 0 to 125 psi operating pressure
- LCD icon display identifies the problem
- Piezo buzzer for audible alert
- Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty Against Defects
While you are at it, you should consider installing a Floodstop for your hot water heaters or at the very least a Water Screamer water alarm with 130dB alarm. Water heaters often are in isolated areas. No one knows there is a problem until the water leaks cause damage.
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