As a home inspector here in Connecticut, one thing I have seen a lot of are toilets. Yep, no avoiding it, they are in every house. Most houses have more than one bathroom, so they also have more than one toilet. Sometimes there is even a toilet without a bathroom. Unusual, but not all that rare.
One thing about toilets is they are all basically the same. Sure some are white, some are green and some are blue, but the shape and design are all pretty darn similar. They all work the same too, everything goes in the big pool and is then flushed away in a swirling vortex of water. At least that is what I thought until I found a commode with a high tech add on.
On a recent afternoon I enter a small half bath in a house with two full baths which I had already inspected. I almost didn't see this bathroom, because it wasn't listed and it was right next to the front entry. I mistook the door for a closet.
When I looked at the toilet the first thing I noticed was a big sticker with red letters on the bottom of the lid. I then saw what looked like a sensor on the hinge below the red letters. These were apparently instructions.
This was no ordinary toilet seat. After all who needs instructions on how to perform intestinal mediation. Should be pretty cut and dry or should I say wipe.
It was about then that I noticed the command center on the wall. It was among the attractive floral wall paper, hung at just the right position for someone sitting making waves.
This toilet seat has more functions than the new iphone. It cleans in several different ways and dries. Must be green, since it saves on toilet paper. I wonder if you can go to Home Depot and get this upgrade when purchasing a new porcelain throne.
Every once in a while you happen upon a new twist, or should I say spritz, on an old invention.