Is It Time to Upgrade the Toilets in Your Rentals?

Are you ready to remodel and upgrade the bathroom in one of your rentals? Or maybe you are replacing a broken toilet for one of your better tenants. It seems that no matter what room in the house you are working on, there are some crazy new technologies designed to bring them into the modern world. Of all the items in your rental home that you might not ever have imagined would be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, it would have to be the lowly toilet.

Not Much Change in Over 400 Years

What you may not know it, the basic design of the flush toilet hasn’t evolved much in over 400 years. The first flushing toilet was invented by John Harrington way back in 1596. Despite a number of changes to basic looks, flushing mechanisms, and overall functionality, the basic operation has not changed. Not so anymore.

This is the dawning of the age of smart toilets, the commode of the future. Landlords and property managers alike should take note of all that these amazing toilets have to offer. One of their most important features is their ability to flush without being touched. Ideal for a generation that has become obsessed with germs.

Instead of a hand-flush lever, smart toilets use a sensor to detect when the person is no longer on or in front of the toilet, at which point the toilet would flush itself. This is perfect for those who have members of their family who have a hard time remembering to flush. No touching means no transferring of gems.

Save Money

Have you ever had a toilet in one of your rental units’ overflows? If you have, then you already know how much the repairs can cost. This is especially true if you have multi-family rental buildings as you could be held liable for any damage to the property of the tenants in the unit underneath. What if every toilet you put into your rental units was a smart toilet that was capable of detecting blockages and high levels of water in the bowl.

Armed with this knowledge, the toilet could then turn off the water until someone comes along and takes care of the problem. Only then will the toilet allow water to flow once again. No more worries about overflowing toilets wreaking havoc on your rental properties.

A Toilet with Benefits

And if this isn’t enough to at least get you started thinking about installing a smart toilet, then look at this list of options. You can be that if you list smart toilets in your rental properties, they will attract more Millennials, and Gen Zers. Consider these options:

·       Massaging bidet wash ·       Self-deodorizer
·       Air dryer ·       Nightlight
·       Heated seating ·       Slow closing lid
·       Foot warmer ·       Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities so you can listen to tunes while you go
·       Remote control ·       Emergency flushing system for power outages
·       Self-cleaning features