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World Toilet Day – Celebrating Toilets in Manufactured Homes

Here in America, taking the small things for granted seems way too common. Something as simple as having running water or a toilet to sit down on often gets overlooked when we think about amenities.

 

So, while you’re reading the rest of this, whether you’re actually sitting on your toilet or you’re relaxing on the couch, let’s be thankful and celebrate World Toilet Day! Take a look at the toilets available in our gorgeous Clayton Built® prefabricated homes.

 

Clayton Manufactured Home Toilet Options

Bathroom with double sinks, shower and a standard toilet.

The Edison model by Clayton

With a Clayton home, you have options that can help improve home accessibility and luxury. One of these options is a raised height toilet model which can be helpful for anyone with back, hip or knee problems. Another option is to choose an elongated toilet bowl over a round bowl for comfort. 

 

Like other Clayton home features and upgrade options, these toilet features are typically available at an upgrade cost and only at select home building facilities.

 

The Standard Clayton Toilet

Standard toilets in a supply facility.

 

For those of you that aren’t looking for an upgraded option, the standard toilet will do just fine! The toilet you’re most likely to find in our manufactured home bathrooms is a Bristol Bay toilet that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. It has a round bowl and a standard height of around 14-15 inches off the ground.

 

Your Toilet Needs a Durable Foundation

Spacious master bathroom with cabinets and shelves above toilet.The 28X66 Jamestown model by Schult*

Like I said before, it’s easy to take our toilets for granted, but the truth is we depend on it every day. Make sure your toilet is durable by first trying to gently shake it. If you’re able to shake around, then the waxing around your toilet could be wearing out or one of the bolts may be loose. If this is the case, then it’s time to call a professional to help remedy your toilet’s foundation to prevent a toilet tragedy.

 

Do Your Duty, Take Care of Your Toilet

Bathroom with green shower curtain and turquoise towel on toilet.The Rockport model by Clayton

What better way to celebrate World Toilet Day than to clean and perform maintenance your toilets? You can maintain a toilet by regularly cleaning it and occasionally checking for leaks. This can be done by dropping some food coloring in the water tank and checking to see if goes into your toilet bowl before you have flushed.

 

As far as cleaning your toilet goes, a common cleaning rule would be to make toilet bowl cleaning part of your weekly home maintenance chore list. Here are steps for using a homemade toilet bowl cleaner for your weekly toilet cleaning:

 

  1. Turn off the water to your toilet using your water valve and flush down all the water so the toilet bowl is empty.

     

  2. Using either store bought cleaner or a homemade toilet bowl cleaner, sprinkle it around the toilet bowl and let it settle.

     

  3. Scrub the bowl and under the toilet rim using a sponge or a toilet bowl scrubber. (Make sure you’re wearing gloves for this part!)

     

  4. Next, spray vinegar or peroxide around the toilet and let it sit for about half an hour.

     

  5. Lastly, turn the water back on and flush it all down!

 

 

By following a regular maintenance schedule, you should have a bright and shiny throne to enjoy every day in your Clayton Built® home! Be thankful and enjoy World Toilet Day, but don’t forget to celebrate your other great bathroom features too!

 

 

 

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*This home model is not currently in production. Visit your local home center to see similar models available near you.

 

 

 

Topics Manufactured Housing